Amirah exists to provide aftercare, resources, and opportunities to women who have survived different forms of sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and prostitution. We do this by offering residential recovery opportunities, organizing outreach efforts, and educating communities, providers, and policy makers on the unique challenges victims and survivors face in the Northeastern United States.
Our residential branch offers long-term recovery programs with an individualized, trauma-informed, whole person approach at one of our safe homes in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Our outreach branch brings survivor-led groups to incarcerated women and women in shelters who are at risk for exploitation or have been exploited along with support through a Community Resource Center facility in Lynn, Massachusetts. We synthesize what we learn from our work with external data to advocate for changes to policies that break down exit barriers and make recovery and independence possible for more women.
We believe that she is worth a clean bed, that she deserves a chance to make a living wage, that when she laughs healing is happening in her life, that she is becoming everything her Creator meant her to be: empowered, beautiful, free, strong, forgiven. We believe that when she discovers this hope, it conquers fear. We believe that hope lives here.
Amirah exists to provide a refuge for those seeking to break free from exploitation and heal in community on their journey toward lasting hope.
Our hope for the women who participate in our programs is that they would develop the skills they need in a supportive community environment to find liberation, remain independent, and accomplish the goals she sets for herself.