NIGHTCARE

SOUTHEAST ASIA

Nightcare provides loving shelter and care to the babies of sex workers overnight when they are most vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

WHY IS NIGHTCARE NEEDED?

We work in places with the highest populations of sex workers in the world. There is a significant amount of aid groups that are seeking an end to the sex trade, but we have found a severe gap in aid available for the 0-5 year old population. NightCare exists to protect the most vulnerable and helpless population—babies and toddlers. Babies of sex workers are vulnerable to several atrocities. Often these little ones are locked in rooms alone for hours at a time, drugged and placed under the bed, viciously abused by their mothers’ clients, left to wander the treacherous streets alone, or left lying next to their mother as she entertains clients.

WHY IS NIGHTCARE NEEDED?

Cambodia has one of the highest populations of sex workers in the world. There are a significant amount of aid groups that are seeking an end to the sex trade, but we have found a severe gap in aid available for the 0-5 year old population. NightCare exists to protect the most vulnerable and helpless population—babies and toddlers. Babies of sex workers are vulnerable to several atrocities. Often these little ones are locked in rooms alone for hours at a time, forced to work in the sex industry by selling condoms, viciously abused by their mothers’ clients, left to wander the treacherous streets of Phnom Penh alone, or left lying next to their mother as she entertains clients.

HOW IS NIGHTCARE BREAKING THE CYCLE OF PROSTITUTION?

Many places, the babies of sex workers only know one reality—the normality of unspeakable abuse, horrendous acts, and a corruptive childhood. This instills disruptive habits, values, and attitudes for the rest of their life. We desire to break the cycle of sex work by encouraging a hopeful worldview during the babies’ most vulnerable and formative years. Our mission is to protect babies while allowing them to experience a childhood full of joy and innocence.

DO YOU HELP THE MOTHERS?

The best way to reach a mother’s heart is by protecting her most valued treasure—her children. Our mission is to save babies and toddlers, but by doing so, we have captured the hearts of many mothers. While our staff members build natural relationships with the mothers when they drop their children off every night, our mission is to love, nurture, and protect their babies. If the families need additional services, we refer them to trusted organizations for the help that they need.

Chea's mother is a sex worker. She used to have no choice but to leave him at home while she worked in the brothels at night. Chea's father is a drug addict and would abuse Chea at night. Now Chea and his sister attend NightCare and are protected from abuse, drugs, and exposure to the sex industry. SHELTER A TODDLER LIKE CHEA FOR $38

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