Our purpose is for those affected by trauma, and those who support them. Hagar is an expert in care and recovery. When healing happens the cycle of trauma ends. We stay focused on the individual. Hagar works towards communities being free and healed from the trauma of slavery, trafficking and abuse.
Hagar is committed to do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to restore survivors' lives to wholeness.
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Description of Services:
Hagar provides an array of services to assist survivors of human rights abuses throughout their healing journey.
Protect--We provide access to legal counsel, as well as case-management & counseling support throughout legal processes.
Heal--We empower individuals to recover from the impact of trauma through individual, group & family counseling.
Thrive--We ensure that survivors have access to education & economic empowerment through our school/their local school, job readiness training, on the job training, & university scholarships.
Lead--We amplify the voices & experiences of survivors to bring about the systemic changes needed to combat human trafficking, slavery & abuse. We do this by partnering with governments where we work.
Accomplishments & Progress:
Additional Background Information:
Over its 25 year history, Hagar has been deeply committed to building capacity of other NGOs and government staff about best practices in working with those who have been traumatized. We have trained dozens of organizations in Central and SE Asia on Trauma Informed Care as well as numerous government entities on Victim Identification. Hagar believes that by building the skills of other organizations, local and government officials, that more survivors will gain access to higher quality services, thus enabling their recovery.
Hagar is very committed to being led by national staff where possible and currently employs 97% national team members. Hagar has fundraising and advocacy offices in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Singapore & the USA.
Hagar does periodically seek out qualified volunteers to help strengthen staff capacity or internal systems, to take on time-limited projects, etc. Given the international contexts where we work, candidates are carefully vetted.
Officers and Board:
Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:
Jeff Buterbaugh--Board Chair Debbie Manzanares--Vice Chair and Secretary Bruce Messenger--Treasurer James Hall--Director Alex Brown--Director Bahiyyah Walker--Director
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