Approximately 60% of the women who seek treatment at Panzi Hospital are unable to return to their home communities because of the extent of their injuries or deep societal stigma surrounding sexual violence.

At Maison Dorcas, our specialized after-care and community center, women and girls (and their dependent children) receive housing, meals, and access to ongoing therapeutic care. Our economic and community reintegration programs also support women in rebuilding their economic lives and building more stable futures. Working alongside vulnerable community members, survivors participate in 12-month training programs that include literacy and math classes, job skills training, micro-grants and –loans to support the women in launching micro-enterprises, and outreach projects to rural communities.