Brokenness

Sarah

The author, Kristy, wrote this after attending a training led by one of Amirah’s board members and after she read Girls Like Us. As you can see – she has been working with female survivors here in Boston for some time, and is now working with the boys. “Get your heart rate up, ladies! Over-the […]

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Ways you can support the women at Amirah!

Sarah

Tell your friends about Amirah – like our Facebook page, read (or write for) our blog! Help our residents connect to Women’s ministry opportunities and other women’s gatherings. Facilitate an activity inside/outside the home. Facilitate an outdoor activity. Help to organize different parts of the home. Join our gardening crew this Spring! Providing rides to/from […]

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When Human Trafficking Comes Close to Home

Jennifer Jean

What do you do if you’re just going along, shopping for a gift down the street from your home, and you come across a suspicious situation in a seemingly ordinary store? What if you think that women are being exploited in that store? This is what happened to poet Kathi Aguero. Part of what she […]

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Amirah Showed Up

Amirah Boston

  Amirah Showed Up Thanks to you, Monica* is now one of five human trafficking survivors living under our care in the safe home. “I was so close to going back to the streets because I didn’t have any other options. Amirah showed up just in time. This is the first time in ten years […]

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Become an Amirah Angel!

Amirah Boston

Last year we were touched by the number of donors and volunteers who gave generously in many ways to support the women of Amirah and other victims of commercial exploitation. Whether it’s a gift from yourself or on behalf of a friend or loved one, please consider a gift that will directly help to heal […]

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November Update

Amirah Boston

“I feel so special!” – Amirah’s first resident Dearest Amirah partners, It is with gratitude, humility and hope we announce that our first resident has moved in! Our very first resident’s initial response after moving in was: “Wow! I get to choose my own room?! I feel so special!” The women have expressed numerous times their disbelief in […]

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Jasmine’s Story: a Survivor Speaks Out (part 3)

Jennifer Jean

[Jasmine, a survivor of commercial exploitation, who is now a Survivor Mentor at Amirah, generously agreed to a candid interview about the coercion process inherent in sex-trafficking, her traumatic experiences in “the life,” and her subsequent recovery. This is the final part of a three part series - continued from Part 2] -Why are you sharing […]

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October Update

Amirah Boston

“… What I needed, but never expected!” Dear Amirah friends, After receiving our services, one of our clients recently said,  “It is what I needed, but never expected!”  As we continue to reach more communities, service providers and survivors, we are hearing this message over and over. Our communities are telling us they need more awareness, […]

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The Psychology of Pimping

Alexis Burger

What do you think of when you think of pimping? Me? I think of two very different things.  The first thought that pops into my head is a pimp as someone who benefits off the exploitation of another person.  The second thought that I think is the pop culture version of a pimp. The issue with […]

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Jasmine’s Story: a Survivor Speaks (part 2)

Jennifer Jean

[Jasmine, a survivor of commercial exploitation, who is now a member of Amirah's Survivor Advisory Board and a mentor at My Life My Choice, generously agreed to a candid interview about the coercion process inherent in sex-trafficking, her traumatic experiences in “the life,” and her subsequent recovery. This is the second part of a three part series.] [[Continued […]

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