What does Engedi Mean? An oasis, a sanctuary, safe haven or refuge. A place of safety and protection.
Engedi is pronounced: En-geh-dee
From the Heart.... I am a participant in the Engedi program. 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 vicious 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 receiveing 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 f a product. I can honestly testify to the fact that Engedi Refuge has a determined heart to heal 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 Survivior