Life is hard. Sometimes even unbearable for those on the margins of society.
Families barely making enough money to feed and house their children. Women and children on the receiving end of abuse by relatives who are out of options and desperate for solutions. The constant threat of police harassment or deportation for a population largely composed of stateless individuals, who have no claim to any personal rights.
There is hope.
In this mess of human suffering, struggles often manifest themselves in abuse and neglect. If unaddressed, these situations can result in depression, anxiety, relationship problems and long-term development issues. Access to mental health services in this border region is very sparse. Where help is available, it is often not offered in the Burmese language. Freedom Restoration Project exists to fill some of these gaps.
Our work presently takes place in homes and various public places. We would love to open a centre providing a safe, private environment where people can feel free to open up without fear of someone else overhearing. A permanent location would also facilitate training for new counsellors to join our team.
Will you partner with us to provide quality mental health services to individuals and families in need?