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The Butterfly Center

We are in the process of building a secure safe house for survivors of human trafficking to receive the care they need in a central location.

Progress

  • Over 9 acres of secluded property (estimated to be worth $1,000,000 USD) has been donated by a local businessman.
  • Water well has been dug and pump.
  • Architectural plans have been designed in partnership with Romanian architecture school.
  • In partnership with the local mayor, some of the utilities have been brought to the work site.
  • Next Steps:

  • We are in the process of applying for EU grants to begin the main construction.
  • In the meantime, funds raised will allow us to build the road through the property and run the remaining utilitiy lines. The remaining cost for this preliminary phase of the project is approximately $40,000.
  • Phase I: Ministry Centers: Counseling offices & housing will be built on site so that social services can be provided during construction.

    Estimated Cost to Build: $150,000 USD each for 2 buildings

    Target start date: Fall 2018

    Target completion date: Spring 2020

    Phase II: The Butterfly Center: a place of refuge and restoration for girls rescued from sex trafficking

    Estimated Cost to Build: $2,500,000 USD

    Target completion date: 2020

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