Happy Horizons Ranch
25 Years of Care
The Philippines Child Rescue Home started as a safe home for street kids. Quickly, the home’s founders realized that many of the children they were serving had run away from home to get away from abuse.
The Philippines Child Rescue Home is not far from the epicenter of sex trafficking in Cebu, and advocates have been helping heal hurting kids for 25 years. Child Champions at the home partner with Philippine law enforcement and the International Justice Mission to take in rescued girls and bring them to Happy Horizons Ranch where they live.
Rescued From the City
When girls are first rescued from the streets and come to the Philippines Child Rescue Home, they stay there a week or longer, depending on their needs. During this time, girls receive medical care and spend time with a psychologist. The care providers help the girls with police reports and prepare them for the move out of the city to Happy Horizons Ranch.
Rehabilitation at the Ranch
Happy Horizons is a ranch-style residence where girls live and go to school. Girls’ education levels are evaluated, and then an educational plan is designed to meet their specific needs, always rooted in Christ. At the ranch, girls participate in church services and devotionals, have peer mentors, and receive ongoing schooling, counseling, and medical care. As girls adjust to their new environment, they find new rhythms for life. Daily routines, including chores and group leisure activities, are vital for reestablishing a sense of stability and helping them to heal.
Some girls are toddlers when they are rescued and come to the home. Most girls stay at the home until they are 18 years old.