Threads of Hope
Restoring hope to exploited women in Europe through life-changing opportunities of education and employment.
International Teams Australia will close over the coming months. Sadly, this means our partnership with Threads of Hope is coming to an end. However, it is important to note that the work of Nea Zoi and Threads of Hope continues. They faithfully maintain their commitment to support individuals in prostitution in Athens, Greece.
Until such time as International Teams Australia officially closes its doors, we will maintain our support of Threads of Hope. Unfortunately, this no longer includes accepting donations. However, we encourage anyone interested in supporting Threads of Hope to click here to discover the best way to continue this into the future directly through their organisation.
Please pray for God to bless the work of Threads of Hope and for those the programme serves through its outreach. For more information about Threads of Hope, please see below or visit their website on the link above.
What is Threads of Hope?
In 2012, a small group of volunteers from Nea Zoi dreamed about creating a business for women trapped in prostitution. They began with a single sewing machine and sewing lessons in the Nea Zoi office. In 2014, Threads of Hope was born out of this sewing project.
Why is Threads of Hope needed for women trapped in prostitution?
Women trapped in prostitution have been exploited. Their lives are shaped by abuse, discrimination, intimidation and fear. Because of the trauma and isolation they’ve experienced, they often feel powerless to change their own situation.
What can Threads of Hope do to help?
Exploited women are invited to attend a six-month training programme which aims to empower women with the confidence to embrace a new chapter in their lives, free from abuse, discrimination, intimidation and fear. It teaches both sewing and life skills, Greek and English lessons, biblical studies and other training – depending on each individual’s needs.
The training programme feeds into the Threads of Hope business, in which all women are employed for as long as they need, making a variety of well-crafted products, which can be viewed and are available for sale at www.threadsofhope.gr.
Through Threads of Hope, women once enslaved in prostitution are given freedom, knowledge of the love their heavenly Father has for them and restoration into a new life of dignity and self-worth.