NEW BEGINNINGS. NEW HORIZONS
WHO WE ARE
Alba means “sunrise” in Italian. It is symbolic of our conviction that new beginnings are possible for treasures who are given the opportunity to break free from the darkness of commercial sexual exploitation. Our heart is to see them awaken to newness of life and to find true hope in the light of Christ.
While Italy is an iconic country renowned for its ancient ruins, artistic masterpieces, and culinary creations, it is also becoming known as a top destination in the world for commercial sex trafficking. Prostitution has been legal in Italy for over 50 years and traffickers have developed an extensive network that is alive and well today.
There are at least 120,000 victims of commercial sexual exploitation in Italy today. (Associazione Giovanni 23imo, 2016)
The resources for survivors of trafficking in Italy are scarce with a severe lack in safe and appropriate housing and recovery programming.
Evangelical churches are small, made up of less than 1% of Italians, so while they are passionate to provide assistance to survivors, they don't have the tools and resources to fully support them.
OUR RECOVERY PROGRAM
The program provides long term housing, recovery and training for women and their children escaping human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
We offer a long-term recovery program (3 to 7 years) for young women 18 years and older and their children who have been sexually exploited or trafficked. Our unique home-like environment helps participants feel like family and our 3 stages empower them to become increasingly independent.