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WE NEED JOBS
"Good morning .. I just logged into my email
- and what do I see?? My PAYCHECK!
My very first paycheck in my whole life!!!
My tears of sadness just turned into tears of joy..."
Noga (pseudonym), survivor of prostitution
Graduate of the first coarse - Education & Job Integration Program
THIS CAMPAIGN WILL FINANCE OUR PROGRAM
THREE MONTH COURSE-
ACCOMPANYING & JOB INTEGRATION-
PERSONAL MENTORING FOR 24 MONTHS-
MENTORSHIP OF EMPLOYER-
EDUCATION & JOB INTEGRATION PROGRAM
Want to make a difference and be part of a change?
Your donation will help us finance the pilot of "good employment"! The survivors receive a 3-month course + integration guidance + and mentoring for two years. Every donation helps us reach our goal
Join us and donate now - and you will make a tremendous impact on a precious life
WHO WE ARE
We are Hope Center- The parent NGO of the social enterprise KITEPRIDE
Our association was founded for one purpose:
Help survivors of prostitution get out of the destructive cycle, to restore their lives and help them integrate into healthy and empowering employment throughout Israel. A year ago we launched the "Job integration course".
Help us finish the 3 year pilot!
In Israel today there are 14,000 women, men and minors trapped in the cycle of prostitution
The average age for entering prostitution is 13.5
on average, 3 out of 4 survivors testified that they would like to get out of prostitution, if they had support in finding a place of employment in a healthy environment far from the world of prostitution
HOPE CENTER - Our name is our mission
Everyone Needs Hope
You are reading this because you genuinely care. And because you believe that we as responsible people can and should do better.
This is not a comfortable story. It is a sad commentary on our times.
You should be aware that modern-day slavery is real. Many workers in the sex industry are trapped - and in need of a better life.
You will be shocked to learn that in today’s Israel, no fewer than 14,000 individuals – men, women and children – are caught up in the sex industry. And that more than 3 in 4 of those people would get out of the business if they had help finding alternative employment.
This is where you come in. The survivors don’t want your pity. They do want jobs so they can live healthy lives, away from the underworld of prostitution..
Here’s Noga (not her real name). Forced to leave school by her father who belittled her and beat her, she fell into prostitution as the only means of earning money. Her early marriage at 17 took her out of that world but with little advantage as her husband cursed and beat her and then attacked her with a knife, leading to hospitalization.The result was a return to the sex industry only to be severely assaulted by a client.
Hope Center is helping Noga and many like her to escape from the sex industry while helping them with issues of medical and physical health. The goal is employment, which offers genuine hope for the future.
You hold the key that will unlock the lives of many suffering people.
I'm still a little afraid of the future
But now I can
at least imagine it
Lucy (pseudonym), survivor of prostitution
Graduate of the 2nd class -Education & Job Integrationprogram
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Hope Center is launching its biggest ever fundraiser on November 11th, a crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with CauseMatch.
Each gift to this campaign goes to end exploitation.
Each gift helps create nationwide employment for survivors of prostitution through educational training.
Each gift helps fund the appointment of professional case workers who can help our people find a way to overcome their many difficulties.
Above all the funds will be going to finance our new job rehabilitation training program to bring 100 survivors of prostitution into the work force and offer them hope.
But your generosity means so much more than that.
· · You will be declaring that human rights are not just abstract values
· You will be giving suffering people a second chance.
Our name is our mission. Everyone needs Hope.