ADPARE was founded by Romanian psychologists and social workers in response to the growing crisis of trafficking in their country. The mission provides reintegration services for Romanian victims of trafficking both within Romania as well as for Romanian nationals trafficked across the border.
Categorized as a significant source country for sex and labor trafficking victims throughout Europe, Romania is experiencing elevated tragedy of this nature, with children as young as 13 years old particularly vulnerable to forced begging and sexual exploitation. (US Trafficking in Persons Report- Romania 2020).
ADPARE provides a personalized response for each victim of trafficking through a holistic and therapeutic process that includes a practical plan, critical tools, and necessary skills to make empowered decisions for their future.
Drawing from her extensive background of mental health services, their founder established methods aimed to secure physical safety, address emotional healing, and stabilize the social and economic sustainability for those victimized by trafficking. Combined with access to education and vocational opportunities, ADPARE provides restoration services and effectively reduces recurring exploitation.
Additionally, public education and advocacy to raise awareness about human trafficking serve to combat and minimize occurrence, addressing the human issue at the source as well as the impact.