Partner: Casa Vida
CASA VIDA opened in 2008 and has welcomed 153 girls victims of abuse, including 45 young pregnant girls, through its doors.
Some of those girls have been returned home to a safe environment, others stay long-term for further support and training, or until relocation is possible when home remains unsafe.
CASA VIDA exists as a special support home to create and guarantee specialized assistance for young girls between the ages 0 and 18 years, who have come from a situation of sexual violence and have been referred by the Ministry of Social Solidarity or other similar bodies.
The training programs in CASA VIDA aims to help young girls in crisis situations to become healthy, happy, well-adjusted, educated and skilled.
“To promote the right of life, protection and citizenship guaranteed by RDTL Constitution and Convention on the Rights of the Child in Timor Leste”.
“To provide child victims of sexual abuse a place of security where they can receive care for their physical, mental, social and spiritual needs; facilitating their return in complete health/wellness, to families and communities with a restored self-confidence and self-esteem”.