A Story of Reintegration
After living in the aftercare home for 2 years, Freedom Firm staff felt that Onima was ready to begin reintegrating back into society. She had been in rehabilitation homes for too long, a total of seven years, and needed to be given greater freedom and responsibility. In June 2008, Onima moved out of Roja home and into the local YWCA. She was provided with a monthly stipend to pay for her room, board, and tuition. She became the sole caretaker of all her physical needs. Every week, a social worker spends time counselling and supporting Onima emotionally. She has been doing very well and is managing time, money, studies and friendships in a healthy way. Reintegration is an important step for rescued girls as they progress on their way to recovery.