What Was Freedom House?
(WE ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OPERATING AS “FOR THE ONE”! Visit the page for info on what we do now!) - For The One
Freedom House successfully operated as a faith based three phase Transitional Housing Program in New Mexico for the past four years. It has been faithfully dedicated to restoring the lives of prostituted and sex trafficked women.
We have been determined to see women who have come out of trafficking or exploitation set free, through a three phase program over the span of up to two years. After an interview process to determine if Freedom House was a good match and the successful completion of a detox program (if necessary), these women were welcomed to Freedom House by an excited staff of “life coaches” and counselors who met them where they were. They then lived in a safe environment amongst other women who came out of similar situations. As they grew individually, as well as together, they saw their lives transformed and renewed!
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How Our Program Worked
In the first phase, the women moved into Freedom House and went through a detoxing program, choosing to deal with the experiences they had been involved in. Phase one was their opportunity to bravely make the decision to slowly bring themselves out of their current state (addictions, prostitution, sexual abuse situations, etc.). Our counselors and therapists worked one on one with the women to see them through any current issues as well as past traumatic experiences.
The second phase was what Freedom House called the “moving forward” phase. After the first six months in the House, the women will then move into phase two and began to take steps forward. They had been through phase one, and it was then time to pull out the greatness that lies in each of the women. Phase two consisted of many things purposed to help the women see potential in themselves. The “Life Skills” classes were hands on time during the week for the women to get creative. Different practical and exciting life skills classes such as; cooking, art, music, etc. enabled the women to discover their strengths and pinpoint areas of creativity. This phase also included life skills classes such as; interview conduct, resume building, financial insight, communication skills, healthy family training, etc.
The final stage, phase three, was the gradual reintroduction into “normal” life from life at the House. This process included finding a job, apartment/house, getting enrolled in school, etc. It is the real-life transition and successful sustainability once they were physically out of the Home. This required constant support, commitment and mentoring from our team to see success at the end of it all.
This Phase will be continued through the efforts of what Freedom House is operating as now - FOR THE ONE
To watch the KRQE News 13 Freedom House Interview, click on image below:
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A serious issue is happening in Albuquerque and an organization is trying to do something about it.
Human trafficking is not just happening overseas, this act is happening locally.
The New Mexico Advocacy Coalition, nonprofits and churches are working together to advocate for sex-trafficking survivors to create and maintain an all-encompassing pathway that protects the survivor while empowering them in their new found freedoms.
The coalition focuses on strengthening the stability of family, finances, housing and life.
Freedom House, an organization working with the New Mexico Advocacy Coalition, is a program that helps sexually exploited women leave their pasts behind by offering shelter, detox and counseling...
To watch the KASA FOX 2 Freedom House Interview, click on image below:
We see a lot of the bad stuff that happens in our state, but there are other terrors we don’t see. That’s because they’re in the deepest, darkest underworlds - ones that are extremely difficult to escape. This Pay it 4ward is about three women: one who was stuck in that darkness and two who weren’t afraid to go in and pull her out.
Why are we afraid of the dark? Maybe because we don’t know what’s out there? Maybe we feel really vulnerable? Or maybe it’s because we’re afraid of never seeing the light again.
"I gave up. I gave up my idea of hope, of a future, and it’s easy to get stuck there."
The past 10 years have been pretty dark for a local woman we’ll call "Elizabeth." ...
FREEDOM HOUSE PARTNERS
We would like to recognize every business and organization that has supported Freedom House in a great way. Thank you for all you each have done, we honor you.
- Freedom House Team