Ministry Approach & Holistic Strategy
Project Rescue exists to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery in the love and power of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this mission through holistic programs of physical, emotional and spiritual intervention, prevention, and restoration for women and children in sexual slavery.
After School Program
Always open, everyday, to all children in the red light district. They come to learn about Jesus, for help with homework, have snacks and to simply have fun, play and be safe.
Awareness & Prevention Program
Provides free education about sexual slavery and trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and the value of girls in schools, churches and communities.
Evening Care Centers
Adjacent to the red-light district and are open during peak brothel business hours, these centers provide a way to get vulnerable children out of their mothers’ rooms while they service customers.
Like a traditional day-care center, the Project Rescue Evening Care Centers offer nourishing food, help with studies, and a safe, caring environment where children can sleep and restore. The children also learn Bible stories that demonstrate God’s power to change lives.
HIV/Aids & Medical Clinics
It has been estimated that 60% of female prostituted women in Bombay’s red-light district are infected with STDs and AIDS.
In response to this, we have established medical clinics that are open and free to any woman in the red light district needing medical care, treatment and counseling.
Detention Center Outreach
When women and children are trafficked into other countries they are without proper legal documentation. If found by authorities, victims are sent to a detention center to await deportation.
Project Rescue leaders and staff minister to victims in the detention center and help give essential care. When possible, Project Rescue personnel negotiate a victim’s release into a Project Rescue aftercare home to provide spiritual, physical, and emotional care for transformation and new life.
Red Light District Churches
The first simple step towards restoration for sexual slavery victims is our red light district church and Sunday schools. Week after week, women and children join together to hear about the life changing power of Jesus Christ.
Here, women still in sexual bondage discover prayer, and are given the hope and faith to take the first step in their journey toward personal freedom.
At any given time, there are approximately 500 women and children in full-time aftercare homes receiving life-changing care.
Aftercare & Safe Homes
Places of safety where rescued women and children from the red light districts live provide a holistic environment in which the victims’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met.
Women in the red light districts are provided with alternate income generation opportunities, as well as, serving as places for discipleship and spiritual development.
Women and girls who attend the Training Centers have the opportunity to learn skills such as clothing design, jewelry making, cosmetology and tailoring.
A number of women who have trained through these centers have opened their own businesses and in turn, offer jobs to their friends who are still in slavery.