“I believe that giving & receiving are One.
In her book titled “this is no ordinary joy”, Her Future Coalition’s founder, Sarah Symons, references an ancient & inspiring story. It is the story of a squirrel wanting to be helpful in the building of a bridge. As small as the squirrel was in size, she dipped herself in water, rolled in the sand & shook it off at the site, contributing to its building.
In that spirit, Verte Skincare gives 3% of each skincare service, from waxing to facials, to Her Future Coalition. I am overjoyed to be helpful in contributing to the lives of women & children who participate in Her Future Coalition’s programs which offer shelter, safety, food & learning trades towards their independence.
May we all make a difference…”
Her Future Coalition
Since 2005 Her Future has been creating powerful and positive change in the lives of survivors of gender violence and girls at the highest risk. We break the cycle of poverty and exploitation, by providing education – and a full range of services that support education – to survivors and the most vulnerable girls in India and Nepal.
Education, Not Exploitation
We currently support the education of over 900 survivors and high-risk girls. This education empowers girls to choose their own career path. Many opt for social services, medical fields, law enforcement and other engaged work that allows them to give back. ost girls come to us with little or no formal education. With long-term, individual literacy and academic programs, survivors and vulnerable risk girls are able to catch up, earning degrees that transform their lives and enable them to remain free and independent, forever.
In order for survivors and high risk girls to remain free and independent, it is critical that they have a means to support themselves and be economically independent. Every girl has unique goals, dreams and abilities, so we don’t offer a ‘one size fits all’ solution to vocational training and employment. Instead, we provide vocational counseling to help girls identify their career ambitions, and support vocational training and job placement in a large variety of professions, from computers, to jewelry making, cooking and catering, textile printing and sewing, to accounting and medical school.
It’s impossible to get an education if you are not safe. Her Future partners with local agencies to build, expand & maintain shelters for rescued girls, in centers in Red Light areas that enable families to stay together. We support the ongoing needs of girls in these programs with: food, clothing, medical care and counseling. Shelter is the crucial first step in the girls’ journey to recovery and freedom. Her Future has built an entire shelter in West Bengal and expanded four others. We also provide safe shelter from morning to late at night to 300 children in red light areas so they can remain safe and with their mothers.
Her Future Coalition, (formally T.E.N. Charities) EIN# 37-1497985 is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, (501c3 federal tax exempt), and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.