Sexual Exploitation and Germany
Pink Door’s recovery and integration programs address these complex issues by meeting the woman’s basic needs of safety, housing, and physical health, providing a social worker to support and accompany them through their individualized program, life skills classes in our education center, and connections to significant support in the community. Empowerment and independence are primary goals of Pink Door’s three phase program.
In this phase, a social worker accompanies the participant in her development. The participant is referred to other specialized agencies or organizations when needed as she makes steps toward the goals she has set for her future. She also attends life skills classes in Pink Door’s education center. In this phase, job readiness classes are also available to prepare her for getting a small job or an internship.
The Pink Door House provides a safe, supportive atmosphere for participants to stabilize and develop basic life skills. Each participant has her own bedroom and can come and go freely, while respecting house rules and curfews. A house director provides guidance and oversight for the participants when needed. The home is intended to be a place of healing for those committed to recovery and integration into German life. This phase may last up to one year.
With the recommendation from the participant’s social worker, she moves out of the Pink Door House and into an independent living situation. Pink Door’s social worker continues to assist with her needs and the classes in the education center focus more intensely on job readiness and/or further education.
The participant is fully integrated into German life and the job market. She is living a self sustaining life. Pink Door is available when the woman expresses her need for assistance.
Depending upon the wishes of the woman, Pink Door may stay in contact with her and provide support when desired.