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Hope and Restoration to Middle Eastern Women
Call Her Blessed started as a response to the hopelessness Raja, our founder, saw in the lives of so many abused women. Their families hurt them; their governments would not protect them; and their societies did not care about them. She saw a place where—by providing counseling, protection, and the unconditional, unending love of Jesus Christ—women could find care and empowerment. Since its beginning in 2012, Call Her Blessed has rescued and rehabilitated many women, providing them with education and sometimes asylum so they can build new lives.
Today, Call Her Blessed assists over 1500 refugee families by providing basic necessities and brings in visiting medical teams to provide care in refugee camps. They operate a safe house and offer language classes and professional development for the women in their care. Through all of this and the many other ways we serve, the love of Jesus Christ is displayed and proclaimed.
A Note on Security:You may notice that there are no pictures on this website. That’s intentional. Many of the women we help are still in life-threatening situations. Their safety, and the safety of our volunteers, is our greatest priority. Because of this, we will always use fake names and will never refer to specific countries or cities. We may remove details or even whole stories from this site to protect the families we serve. We are so grateful to be able to share what God has done through this ministry, but the safety of those serving and being served is our first and greatest responsibility.
Phase 1: Intervention and Compassionate Care
The multi-faceted nature of abuse and persecution in the Middle East necessitates evaluating need on a case-by-case basis, but the intervention phase essentially entails providing for immediate physical needs such as food, clothing, medicine, and even hospital visits for victims of extreme abuse. More moderate cases often mean helping women identify abuse and understand their self-worth. Many do not realize their relationships constitute abuse, and CHB offers guidance in the form of a biblical perspective on a person’s inherent value.
In severe cases, CHB removes women from their situations and temporarily shelters them at the CHB center. The team then secures apartments for women to live in or finds families they can stay with for the long term. Some extreme cases have even required CHB to evacuate women from their home countries.
Phase 2: Counseling and Discipleship
As women continue to receive necessary physical aid, they also receive guidance in coming to terms with their reality and need for holistic healing. In severe cases of abuse, CHB sends women to other organizations that can offer more intense counseling and trauma therapy. For most cases, however, the CHB community creates a safe place for women to talk about and process through their pasts.
The team members share with women how the good news of Jesus Christ can redeem these pasts – as well as the women’s futures. Many women come to Christ during this process of healing! Unfortunately, new believers often face immediate persecution, so CHB provides discipleship largely centered on helping women grow in their faith despite opposition. Christian women who come to CHB specifically because of persecution also participate in this discipleship course.
Phase 3: Education and Training
With continued help from CHB, women can start taking more responsibility for moving forward with their lives. For those who have been relocated, CHB helps find new jobs and new communities so they can begin life anew. The team encourages women under eighteen to finish their high school education and those over eighteen to pursue higher education or a trade school of their choosing and skill set. This critical phase allows women to learn to integrate into society and live independently.
Phase 4: Graduation
Established in a new community with employment, financial security, and safety from their abusers or persecutors, women in this phase no longer rely on CHB’s counseling or financial support. These women often become multiplying disciples, using their own experiences to minister to women in similar situations and share the marvelous hope of Christ.
from our founder
There is a beginning to every story. Phase 1 is the beginning of a woman’s story with Call Her Blessed. Some women have come to CHB because they already knew one of the members of the ministry team. Others have learned of the ministry through a friend or a woman who has been through the program herself. Executive director, “Raja,” hosts seminars for women in the community. these seminars have opened relational doors that have revealed women facing abuse, creating another avenue for CHB to find women in need of help.
The multi-faceted nature of abuse and persecution in the Middle East necessitates evaluating need on a case-by-case basis, but the intervention phase essentially entails providing for immediate physical needs such as food, clothing, medicine, and even hospital visits for victims of extreme abuse. More moderate cases often mean helping women identify abuse and understand their self-worth. Many do not realize they are victims of abuse, and CHB offers guidance in the form of a biblical perspective on a person’s inherent value. The team also helps Christian women handle situations of persecution.
In severe cases, CHB removes women from their situations and temporarily shelters them at the CHB center. The team then secures apartments to live in or finds families they can stay with for the long term. Some extreme cases have even required CHB to evacuate women from their home countries.
The need is great to provide food, medical aid, shelter, transportation, education expenses, skills training and counseling to enable these women to start new. You can be part of the restoration.
$25 provides food for a young woman for two weeks. $50 enables a girl to go to school for a month. Just $100 gives an abused woman a safe place to live for one month.
All contributions are income tax deductible and are made with the understanding that Call Her Blessed has complete discretion and control over use of all donated funds. Call Her Blessed operates under a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (EFCA) and follows the highest ethical standards.