We work with each victim to develop an individual plan that helps them access their rights and rebuild their future. We help our clients consider options for continuing education, vocational training and job placement.
Victims also receive legal and administrative assistance and psychological counselling throughout their healing process.
The types of physical and psychological abuse human trafficking victims experience often lead to serious mental or emotional health consequences. Their trust has been violated and many of them suffer from complex trauma.
We help our clients with the healing process by providing a safe and stable environment where they are offered a chance to connect with our psychosocial counselors and tell their story with the help of interpreters. Payoke counselors pay special attention to the cultural aspects of the victim’s experience.
We help our clients deal with administrative hurdles regarding application for residence, work permits and travel documents, as well as paperwork for health care and other social services.
Legal advice and counselling, through the help of lawyers and interpreters, are offered to inform victims about their legal rights and obligations and to pursue cases against the perpetrators.
Payoke may act as plaintiff in court on its own behalf or on behalf of the victim.
Outpatient care is offered to clients who live on their own and have escaped their traffickers.
The centres work closely with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Caritas and recognized NGO referral networks to facilitate the repatriation of clients who wish to return to their country of origin, whenever it is safe to do so