Rescue is only the beginning
Rescue is just the first step toward a life of freedom
A child’s continued safety and healing journey is just as important as the act of rescue. The process of keeping her free starts immediately after her rescue by meeting whatever needs she has to allow her to take the first steps toward freedom. After rescue, a survivor’s next steps are determined based on his or her unique situation including the vulnerabilities that lead to exploitation and local legal procedure. A survivor’s next steps follow one of three paths:
Enrolment in an individualised Destiny Rescue Freedom Plan™ implemented in a Destiny Rescue-run residential home or through our Community Care program, which enables the child to live at home while participating in our services. Freedom Plans include health checks, trauma resilience training and economic empowerment solutions.
Reunification with family, which may include international travel, accommodation curation and assistance with legal documentation. In some cases, we can follow up with survivors in the months after reunification.
Entrusted to government agencies and their standard processes, or another local organisation offering appropriate services. Follow-up in these circumstances is limited as organisations and governments work to protect children and their privacy.
A Freedom Plan is Destiny Rescue’s comprehensive tool to guide and document the recovery and reconnection process for survivors who enter our care after rescue.
See freedom in action
Our reintegration programs are sometimes executed in collaboration with other organizations.
I am thankful for this opportunity I got to train and learn so much about myself. I wish everyone who is behind this training program, the most special blessings. Thank you for your concern that has helped girls like me to get better opportunities in life.
Read about our latest freedom path victories!
When a family emergency forced Mealea to choose between herself and her family, we offered a third option. …
“I Want to Give Hope”: Interview with a Trafficking Survivor
Hamisi shares encouragement for “girls who feel like they don’t belong to the world.”…
Pushed to the Edge: How Desperation Fuels Child Exploitation
With no other options ahead and countless duties on their shoulders, they’re left with two terrible options: exploitation or starvation….
“I know we have a voice”: Human Trafficking Survivor Quotes about EMPOWER
“EMPOWER is changing people”…
What happens after rescue?
A successful rescue doesn’t end when a child is removed from exploitation. That event is only the first step in a process…
Ten Dollars or Less: Geneva’s Journey
When Geneva’s father left them, taking the family’s only source of income with him, life as Geneva knew it quickly crumbled. …
Shona’s Success Story
After rescue from exploitation, Shona found a reason to get up in the morning….
Changing Lives One Business at a Time
Small business training in Kenya doesn’t just help kids stay free; it’s helping to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty….
From the Frontlines: Zimbabwe
“My life has changed; every day, I make some money to take home.”…
Meant for Good: Lydia’s Story
Young Lydia bookended her heartbreaking story with something unexpected: gratitude. …
Rescue requires more than being removed from an exploitative situation. To truly stay free, survivors must be equipped and empowered to overcome…
More Rescues than Ever Before
2022 was a year of record growth for Destiny Rescue….
Sisters Exit the Sex Trade, Turn Back to Save Others
After months of hard work, Sophea was finally free from exploitation. But that wasn’t enough: her little sister still faced abusers every…
An Inside Look at the Work of Three Freedom Fighters
Freedom Fighters are heroes who use their unique giftings to rescue children and help them heal and build a new life. From…
A Way Out
In the blink of an eye, Edith’s life changed. Without income for daily necessities, she was desperate to provide for her family….
Reintegration Update: 50 survivors celebrate their graduation!
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these 50 precious children….
She Changed Her Name to Victory
Namazzi’s life was bleak and she thought it could never change. Little did she know the amazing transformation that awaited her on…
Learning from a survivor: Fiona’s Freedom
Part two of Fiona’s incredible journey from the despair of sexual exploitation in Uganda to a new life of hope….
Listening to a survivor: Fiona’s story
Fiona shares her journey of discovering she was no longer alone….
Survivors with abusive families smile again
Each survivor’s resilience is a near-miracle given their history. …
Survival situations: hope wins for the most-traumatised survivors
Some Ugandan girls have had their lives flipped upside down, like losing both parents, yet they remain resilient. …
Words from Hope and Rosie
Survivors in Uganda share about their journeys into a new life of freedom….
Church partnership extends reach of community care
Destiny Rescue is partnering with a church in northern Thailand to bring our empower and health education program to survivors enrolled in…
Something to be proud of: Nuon’s story
“What is something you are proud of recently?” asks a Destiny Rescue translator to a survivor in our care.
The question is translated…
Rescue surge: 33 people rescued across four countries in four days
Amidst the difficulties of this year, Destiny Rescue was able to rescue 33 people across four countries in four days. This latest…
Aspiring missionary defeats her dark past: Dao’s story
Five years after her rescue, Dao shares about her journey out of the clutches of the sex industry, through healing and into…
24 Girls Graduate Salon-Training Programs
These brave girls have overcome obstacles that would seem insurmountable to some. If you read closely you will see enormous victory in…
International Day of the Girl Child
Her face is bowed… Eyes fixed on small clasped hands… Shrouded in shadows of shame, cultural oppression and helplessness….
Best Friends Give Back
Chanchira*, 17, and Apichaya*, 16, came to Thailand’s Promise Home recently. Originally from the same hill tribe village, these two girls are…
National Staff: The Changemakers
The problem of human trafficking is a global phenomenon, and we truly believe that only a collective, national and international response will…
Daring to Dream: A Rescue Story
Poverty is a dream killer and an all too familiar part of the story for many girls that come through Destiny Rescue,…
Imprisoned in Shame
Their minds replay what they have experienced; they are bound by their terrible secrets….