Deepika Vocational Center & Home of Hope

Though Human Trafficking Awareness Month is coming to a close, we wanted to share with you our common cause for January and tell you a little of where you coffee dollars went this month.

We’ve been honored to work with Deepika Vocational Center and Home of Hope in India for the past few years as they help survivors of human trafficking continually discover the fresh start that they deserve.

Deepika serves as a vocational center and home for sex trafficking survivors in Kolkata, India. Their vocational center serves as a center where victims of sexual slavery come and receive holistic care and training. Their Home of Hope serves as a home for girls who were born in brothels. Here these girls receive after-care support, an education and a loving home. Deepika strives to create new futures for these women of all ages, their multifaceted program aiming to provide a safe enviroment for transformation and growth, and a brighter future for themselves.

A few images from our last visit:

The Girl’s Home


This garden was planted by your coffee dollars! They grow fruits and vegetables and use them in their meals daily.

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We can’t show you their faces, but we hope to show you their joy.

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A classroom where they will receive an education + a brighter future!

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Though each girl comes from different brothels and backgrounds, here they become sisters.

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The Vocational Center

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A woman learns to sew the most beautiful quilt. Here she will learn sustainable ways to make a living.

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If you’re local to Springfield, be sure to visit Fireside Gallery, too, which will highlight images and stories from Deepika.

This month and always, we hope you’ll join us in giving a voice to those without one. Thank you for supporting life-changing work across the world.


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