Anti Trafficking Safe House in Ghana
City Hearts Africa is planning to open a Safe House in Ghana where people freed from Human Trafficking can find safety, healing and restoration for their future. We are working closely with International Justice Mission to achieve this goal.
Victim Support and Integration Programme (VSIP)
The goal of City Hearts and City Hearts Africa is that the Victim Support and Integration Programme will help build improved and stronger Victim Support in Ghana, beginning in Accra. It will enable us to continue to work alongside local police, government shelters and other NGOs to increase the level of support given to victims. Without sufficient victim care in place, victims have no time to rest, reflect or recover, they have little recourse to meeting their immediate material needs or the ongoing effects of their trauma. The lack of material support increases the risk of victims having to return to slavery, in order to provide for themselves and their families. The lack of ongoing support causes cycles of abuse and victimhood to remain unbroken, stopping victims from integrating back into society.
The Victim Support and Integration Programme meets a vital need around psychological assistance for victims, we will help victims with travel costs for interviews, attending with the victim for emotional support where needed, and hampers to be made up for immediate practical support. Programme interventions will be tailored to the individual.
The Emerging Voices project has taken place over the last 18 months in Accra, Ghana, exploring young people’s awareness of historical slavery and modern day Human Trafficking through creative workshops, lessons and heritage site visits. Funded by the Anti-Slavery Knowledge Network, Emerging Voices gathered research and presented its findings in a final report. This project has ended.
Human Trafficking Education - Voices of Change
Voice of Change will be a follow up project based on the outcome of the Emerging Voices project. Voice of Change is designed in enhancing the impact of arts and humanities based approaches to historical slavery and modern day Human Trafficking education on Ghanaian society, economy and culture. A goal is the creation of an Arts and humanities informed national education framework for historical slavery and modern day Human Trafficking. This framework will be for young people and adults and will be able to be used beyond the life of this project influencing and informing best practice for multiple stakeholders to use in their areas of influence. City Hearts Africa still has the wish to start this project and is looking for funding options.
Pack a Backpack and Hamper Programme
For multiple years City Hearts Africa has been handing out Backpacks and Hampers to our former CPP families, clients and stakeholders (other NGOs, shetlers, etc.). City Hearts Africa provides practical support to victims of Human Trafficking in the form of tailored made hampers which can include food, clothing and toiletries. These three key areas meet an immediate need for victims, to prevent them from returning into the Human Trafficking scene out of desperation for basic amenities.
City Hearts Africa also supports other NGOs, shelters and key stakeholders in supporting them with filled Backpacks, hampers, or specific item donations. This all to partner together and increase our impact in fighting against Human Trafficking.
You are most welcome to get involved in this hamper program by donating financially or donating items like hygiene products, clothes, or food items.
COVID-19 and Hamper Donations in 2020
Our previous Country Manager explains what City Hearts Africa did to support our former CPP families and clients throughout the COVID-19 crisis, lockdown and initial crisis in 2020.
Partnership and the Future
City Hearts Africa is committed to working with existing and new partners to bring positive change. At the momen we are operational in Ghana, but in the future we hope to work across West Africa to bring lasting change.
If you would like to explore helping or partnering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org