for adult women who are recovering from the effects of sexual exploitation
Sonlight Community Church
Christ Evangelical Church, Nooksack
Amazing Grace Church
The Wiebe Foundation
Whatcom County Against Trafficking
360-922-7600 Fax 360-922-7496
A faith based comprehensive restoration program that is structured to promote continued education, healthy relationships, vocational training and life skills in the most effective way possible.
Engedi Learning Center
Bellingham Christ the King Church
Calvary Creekside Church
Greenleaf Forest Products
Nooksack Valley Reformed Church
Lemperes Family Dentistry
Hope 4 Justice
Light of the World Prayer Center
North County Christ the King Church
Shine Cleaning Service
Community Affiliations & Supporters
Residential Program offers long term housing that incorporates a safe
and secure home, nutritious meals, ongoing encouragement and
From the Heart
I am a current resident at Engedi House. I am a survivor of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Before I came to Engedi Refuge, I lived in a constant state of fear, danger and isolation. I had no shelter or resources geared toward the issues unique to victims of human trafficking. I was homeless, jobless and hopeless. I was trapped in a viscious cycle - individually insurmountable and collectively misunderstood.
Engedi Refuge saved my life. It is a literal refuge from the fugitive existence that sexual exploitation breeds. I have been wholly embraced, supported and understood in a way I have never experienced. I am provided with physical & emotional safety in a beautiful home and I am given the opportunity to cultivate my strengths and talents, learn valuable life skills, receive therapy, chemical dependency counseling and participate in recreational activities at the Learning Center.
Every need I have is specifically addressed. I am recieving medical and dental care, actively healing the past and planning for the future, working with inspirational mentors and enjoying entertainment and outings. I am treated like a person here instead of a product. I can honestly testify to the fact that Engedi Refuge has a determined heart to heal the broken spirited and has exceeded all expectations in creating a true haven for exploited women.
My past was stolen from me, Engedi Refuge is restoring my future. .....a Survivor
Engedi Refuge, under the direction of Dr. Becca Johnson (Licensed Psychologist), is facilitating a monthly Survivor Support Group for those who have been victims of sexual exploitation/prostitution.
This is at Engedi Learning Center, on the 1st Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm
If you know someone who would be interested in this type of confidential support group, please pass on this information to them. If you would like more information, please call the Engedi Learning Center at 360-922-7600