A group of high school students the same age as the survivors in our home (13-18), organized by the Skirball Cultural Center, wanted to make something that would represent their support, wishes and encouragement for the girls in our home. This is what they came up with… this beautiful quilt.  Each panel is hand decorated with care and compassion and each panel tells a story or represents a wish… from one teenager to another, worlds away and yet intricately connected.

Special Thanks to Emma McLoughlin, Yegina Whang, Vivian HIllborne, Jacqueline Cheban, Madison Grubb, Samantha Weintraub, Rebecca Bergman, Katie Stock, Andrew Cristescu, Theodore Cristescu, Natalie Catalan. Nancy Konrardy Proett and Jen Maxcy for putting this incredible gift together.







How did they find out about My Refuge House?

The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles recently put together an exhibit called “Women Hold Up Half the Sky.” The exhibit was created as a reaction to Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn’s bestselling book “Half the Sky” and was used to educate ten of thousands of people about the oppression of women around the world.

Each person who walked through the exhibit would write a hope or a wish for change, and these hopes and wishes literally filled the sky.

Obviously, as one of the greatest atrocities of our time, human trafficking was included in this exhibit. And the women whose stories were told are so similar to the girls in our home.

The exhibit at the Skirball has ended, but it will be traveling soon to a region near you! Check out http://www.skirball.org/half-the-sky for more details about where it will be going next!