Amirah, Inc.
10 Tower Office Park, Ste 413
Woburn, MA  01801
Phone: 1-781-462-1758
Fax: 1-978-969-3511
Email: info@amirahinc.org
Amirah is a 501(c)3 with EIN #27-1214049.
© 2019 Amirah, Inc

We are grateful for the partnership of the Women's Fund of Essex County as we work together to promote solutions for survivors of sexual exploitation.

She walks up the steps, entering through the front door. A smile is there to greet her. The lights are on, the place is clean. None of the shades are drawn, so sunlight baths the room. 

Is this freedom? 

She has her own bed. Her comforter is warm and smells amazing from...

The Christmas season holds juxtaposition: the darkest days of the year, yet a time cheery with so many lights and anticipation. For Christians, the advent month reminds us to hope in Christ, coming to bring love and peace where we sorely need it. I think we like Christ...

Not many people know that I grew up on welfare. I guess the cat is out of the bag now. Money was something that always made all conversations tense in our home. There was never enough it seemed, and how it was spent was always under scrutiny. 

I remember my mom being on...

I absolutely love to give gifts to people. This time of year, I get so excited, and I start thinking about the perfect thing to give each person in my life well in advance. The amount of research I do could rival some of the papers I wrote in graduate school.

Over the p...

“We have to go. Now.” I don’t remember who said it, but it made the reality of the situation hit like a rocket. From where I was lying, I could only see the ceiling and a few heads bobbing around the room. It began to dawn on me that this was worse than just a bad case...

In fall of 2010, my husband and I were in the throes of relocating to the United States after living overseas. Our young marriage was failing, and we were doing all we could just to keep it together. We were a mess. Not long after arriving, Nathaniel was offered a yout...

My mother was a walker. In the last years of her life, she was faithful to get up each day and walk for an hour in Michigan - no matter what the weather was. I think on very snowy winter days, she stayed inside and got on a treadmill, but for the most part, she was out...

Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”  

For some of us, success is the motivation that gets us out of bed in the morning. For many, fear of failure prevents us from getting a good night’s sl...

July 12, 2018

We argue that respect does not just have to be earned, but that it should be freely given because of the innate quality of dignity that every human possesses. This month, some of the staff of Amirah have reflected more on what this value means for them in the work that...

Can someone take my dignity; can it be stripped away?

These questions haunt us. 

There are those who would say you can never take my dignity, but when it comes to the end for her, what is actually left?

There were no clothes; there was no bed; her family is gone...

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