In this community center, women have created bonds of friendship and trust, leading to new support systems and healthy relationships.
One of the main red light districts in Latin America is in Mexico City: La Merced. This area has turned into one of the main areas of the city where sexual exploitation of minors occurs.
This intervention project utilizes a community center to provide workshops, trainings, therapy, and spiritual accompaniment to women in prostitution to offer them the opportunity of a new life.
In this center there are individual and group therapy sessions, counseling, free meals, education, job search support, and the opportunity to build supportive relationships with the staff. The center is now known as a safe place for the women, empowering them within a harmonious and warm environment.
women attended regularly to the activities
more than last year
The girls can discover and develop their abilities with the purpose of helping them leave prostitution. They receive English classes, cooking and baking as well as a new mentors and friends.
English lessons - mondays and thursdays
Zumba - Tuesdays
Cooking - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Therapy - Wedenesdays
Mobile beauty salon - Once a month
Low cost thrift store
“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 user
“It is a door to hope for many girls, a place where they are loved and they are seen as equals, they are sheltered and empowered to live life fully”.
- Steph Sugía