Celebrate 5 Years of Supporting Survivors 
Five years ago, FAIR Girls opened the doors to our Vida Home, a safe house for survivors of human trafficking. It has been transforming survivors’ lives ever since. Our Vida Home is – and remains – the only 90-day safe house in D.C. specifically designed for human trafficking survivors who identify as girls or women, ages 18 to 26. The fully furnished townhome has six beds and gives survivors access to warm meals, clothing and other necessities, as well as specialized case management, safe transportation, enrichment opportunities in the community based on group interests, and workshops and activities that focus on employment and mental health. To celebrate this important milestone, FAIR Girls is hosting a special event! We invite you to join us to show your support for the courageous survivors who started their journey of self empowerment in our Vida Home.The funds raised through your compassionate generosity and attendance will support the operation of our Vida Home and strengthening our ability to create brighter outcomes for survivors through FAIR Girls' services.
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“Brandy” was originally trafficked at the age of 16 years old. She was then trafficked consecutively for the next 10 years of her young life. Growing up, Brandy experienced repeated childhood sexual abuse and physical and emotional neglect at the hands of her drug-addicted caretakers. Her basic needs for warm clothes, adequate shelter or food often went unmet. Brandy was taught from a young age that she had no one else she could rely on.  When she needed money to survive, her trafficker played on her vulnerabilities and manipulated her into working at a strip club. She was seeking someone to take care of her, to support her, to show her some kindness and he exploited her. He trafficked Brandy in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland for the next ten years by selling her online. 

Brandy came to FAIR Girls after what felt like a lifetime of abuse. However, from the start of working with her FAIR Girls case manager, Brandy demonstrated a level of determination and self-motivation that impressed everyone she came in contact with. She came to FAIR Girls needing support and court advocacy related to criminal charges she received while being trafficked. Brandy stayed at FAIR Girls' Vida Home for the full 90 days and actively engaged in her own healing by accessing the wraparound services offered to her through many FAIR Girls partners in the DMV area, including legal services, medical treatment for conditions caused by years of abuse, transitional housing programs, clothing support for work clothes, and support for obtaining scholarships. She is working with her new lawyers to get access to justice by getting her criminal record expunged. Her health continues to improve as she has finally been able to access the medical treatment she needs.  With support from her FAIR Girls case manager, Brandy obtained a job as a customer support specialist and was able to find her own apartment that she can afford.  After earning a scholarship and working hard to complete her certified program, Brandy is getting ready to graduate and will begin her career as nursing assistant. Since the time Brandy first walked through the doors of the Vida Home, with the support and resources she deserves, she has only continued to heal, grow and develop healthy peer relationships.

With the support FAIR Girls offered, the kind of support she had been looking for her whole life, coupled with her courage, determination, and perseverance, Brandy is now not only surviving, but thriving. 
I would like to support survivors like Brandy!
HOPE Court Receives National Recongnition
In February 2018, FAIR Girls worked closely with the Superior Court for the District of Columbia to launch a court-based treatment program called HOPE Court. HOPE stands for “Here Opportunities Prepare you for Excellence.” This innovative program brings social services directly into the court process to stop the criminalization of youth by offering youth therapy and engaging life skills, instead of detention. You can read more about the impact of HOPE Court by clicking the link above. 
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