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Dunamis

Dunamis is our community center located in the heart of Merced, the largest red-light district in Latin America. We provide a safe place for women working in prostitution who have a very high probability of being victims of human trafficking. Through workshops, therapy, spiritual guidance, tutoring, and a free meal center, our staff builds relationships with these women to become a support network while offering them a way out of prostitution.

In  2019 Dunamis reached

591 beneficiaries

Providing the following services

Shared meals

 

Companionship on creating productive projects

Low cost thrift store

 

Therapy

 

Spiritual companionship

English lessons

Tutorings

Zumba

 

Jewelry workshop

 

Computing lessons

Basic nurse training

In this community center the women have created bonds of friendship and trust, , leading to new support systems and healthy relationships. Here, they can discover and develop their abilities with the purpose of helping them leave prostitution.
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"I want to tell you that I have found a new family: you. Thank you for coming out to find us, out there, where we only find humiliation; and for receiving us here, with so much love. Thank you for bringing us hope and making me feel loved".

—  Dunamis beneficiary

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