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Modern Slavery

  • There are an estimated 40 million people trapped in various forms of slavery throughout the world today (including forced labor slavery, debt bondage, forced marriage and/or sex slavery).  Collectively, these activities generate $150 billion each year in illicit profits for traffickers.  Consider the following statistics:
    • 5% of slavery victims today are in sex slavery
    • 71% of slavery victims today are women and girls
    • 25% of slaves today are children under the age of 18

(Source:  Alliance87.org)

  • We can’t do everything, but we can do something. Mother Teresa once said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” At New Horizons, we believe that each girl is worthy of restoration and of our best efforts to give her a life of opportunity and promise.
  • New Horizons devotes resources to educate local villages about the risks of sex trafficking and how girls can prevent becoming a victim.  In 2022, our Field Administrator received the World Women Icon Award and was recognized for Outstanding Contribution in Child Development for her community work in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Need – CNN reports that India is the epicenter of human trafficking and is the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman because of the high risk of sexual violence and slave labor. It is also one of the most dangerous countries in the world for cultural traditions that impact women including acid attacks, female genital mutilation, child marriage and physical abuse (6/26/18).

    Traffickers exploit millions of people in commercial sex in India. In addition to traditional red-light districts, dance bars, spas, and massage parlors, traffickers exploit women and children in small hotels, vehicles, huts, and private residences. In addition, the recruitment of women and children for commercial sex increasingly take place through social media platforms, including mobile dating applications and websites.

    (Source:  State.gov)

    The Times of India reported that 400,000 people had been trafficked from the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh alone including 1,200 children in 4 red-light districts (3/15/18).

  • Impact – An aftercare facility previously operating in Colorado had an annual budget of $720,000 and was providing services to 8 girls. That equates to an average cost of $90,000 / girl / year.  In contrast, the annual cost to provide medical care, trauma counseling, education and vocational training in India is approximately $4,000 / girl / year.

Our Aftercare Program

  • New Horizons’ residential facility is one of the largest of its kind in India. At our main campus, our dormitory can house 70 girls aged 12-18. New Horizons’ Transition House can serve up to 20 additional girls aged 18-21.
  • The number of girls we provide services to is based on the following constraints:
    • Maintaining a staff / resident ratio which allows for personalized care
    • Ensuring the program is manageable in accordance with requirements established by the Indian Child Welfare Committee (CWC)
    • Financial limitations

  • Meditation / Exercise / Chores
  • Breakfast
  • Devotional / quiet time
  • Educational and/or vocational training classes
  • Lunch
  • Therapy / Educational and/or vocational training classes
  • Recreational time
  • Dinner
  • Study hour / Quiet time
  • Field trips and other special activities
  • New Horizons’ program is designed for girls aged 12-18 who do not have children and who are not pregnant. Generally, we do not accept girls over the age of 16 so that we have sufficient time with them to accomplish the program’s objectives. That said, each case is evaluated individually and there may be times when 17- or 18-year-old girls are admitted.
  • The length of time each girl remains with us varies based on the history and needs of the girl. Most girls remain at New Horizons until they turn 18 or, in some cases, until they can be safely returned to their family of origin.
  • Once they turn 18, girls who are interested in pursuing a college degree, participating in a formal internship program and/or pursuing additional vocational training have the option of moving into New Horizons’ Transition House (TH) for up to 3 years.  The TH, opened in 2021, is located approximately 40 minutes from our main campus.  The girls in the TH have greater freedom to come and go and are encouraged to put into practice the life skills they learned previously
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse problems, and severe mental illness. New Horizons employs CBT in both individual and group sessions under the supervision of licensed counselors and social workers. Anti-depressant / anxiety and STD medications may occasionally be needed and are administered and monitored solely by licensed medical doctors and/or psychiatrists.
  • Various other types of recreational therapies are also commonly employed including dance, art, music, gardening, etc.
  • It depends. In some cases, their family of origin may have been the ones who initially sold them into trafficking due to debt bondage or for financial gain and it would not be safe for them to maintain contact.  New Horizons works with the Indian Child Welfare Committee (CWC) to determine the most appropriate course of action for each girl.
  • New Horizons defines success as the establishment of a girl’s “normalized” re-entry into society with sufficient mental health to manage independent living through gainful employment and/or marriage. As of June 2023, 91% of our girls have gone on to find gainful employment, attend University, start their own small businesses and/or have gotten married. 
  • Note that although we make every effort to maintain contact with each girl after she graduates from New Horizons, due to privacy considerations and logistical issues, this is not always possible.

Our Organization

  • The vast majority of our in-country staff positions, including our Administrator, consist of Indian women. Exceptions are made for our security guards, maintenance staff and drivers, who are not permitted to be alone with the girls.
  • Teachers / vocational instructors / house mothers are typically recruited from the surrounding community and/or may be shared with other NGOs on an as-needed basis.
  • Representatives of New Horizons’ Board make annual visits to evaluate the program, the welfare of the girls and to plan for future expansion.  In addition, regular reporting takes place via e-mail and through weekly video calls
  • New Horizons receives no funding from the Indian government. That said, our in-country staff works directly with the Indian Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and other governmental agencies responsible for rescue, transfer, and justice-related issues.
  • New Horizons is committed to fiscal transparency.  We have received the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid®, a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator® and a Transparency Seal from Excellence in Giving®, a full-service philanthropic advisory firm.
  • Financial audits are conducted annually by certified Indian accountants.  Copies of these audit reports are subsequently made available to the New Horizons’ Board for review. 
  • Copies of New Horizons’ 990 Forms are submitted annually to the IRS.  A copy of our most recent 990 is available on our website and to interested parties upon written request.
  • New Horizons’ operations comply with the requirements of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and applicable regulations pertaining to U.S. not-for-profit entities.
  • New Horizons House was founded as a Christian, faith-based organization. That said, we do not discriminate against those who may not share our views. 
  • Research has shown that the most effective aftercare programs have a spiritual component and, as such, daily devotional times are part of our program but no girl is ever forced to participate against her will. If a Hindu or Muslim girl wants to practice her spiritual beliefs she will be permitted to do so, and the staff will make reasonable accommodation to permit this.
  • We often collaborate with organizations comprised of Christians, Hindus, Muslims, secular governmental agencies, and other NGOs who share a common vision for the restoration of survivors of human trafficking and sexual abuse.
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