THE EMMANUEL HOUSE FOR GIRLS
In the impoverished Eastern-European country of Moldova, orphans typically age-out of the state-run orphanages at the age of 15. Having little hope, no family and very few resources, more than 60% of orphaned girls in Moldova eventually become victims of sex traffickers.
After learning these horrendous statistics while visiting a Moldovan orphanage, two friends from lower Alabama knew they had to do something to help. They discovered a missionary couple who had a home and heart for orphans, but very little funding. A partnership was formed between the friends and the couple and the Emmanuel House became a reality.
The Emmanuel House, located near Chisinau, Moldova, aims to rescue 15 - 21 year old girls from dangerous situations and give them every opportunity possible to have a wonderful life.
Once a girl arrives at Emmanuel House, she is provided with a comfortable bed, new clothing, healthcare, three meals daily and all other basic needs. She is enrolled in local schools, taught important life skills and encouraged to pursue her biggest dreams. Most importantly, she discovers the life-changing faithfulness of God, the genuine love of a family and the empowerment that comes from making wise choices. Our home is small in number typically housing 8-12 girls. We like it this way as it enables us to provide one-on-one care in a family environment. While all of our girls have experienced the heartache of losing a parent either through death, abandonment or absenteeism, we know each girl has purpose and meaning. Our hope is to help them find and fulfill that purpose.
Emmanuel House began in 2013 and is an initiative of Projects That Matter, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (NGO) licensed in the State of Alabama, tax id #47-1566544.