Project Submissions Forms
Any local community-based organization (CBO), non-governmental organization (NGO), or faith-based organization (FBO) that directly engages the project and that has a method to receive funds. A Direct Good Network Facilitator will ensure that you have met the necessary criteria according to the type of project.
If your project engages in sheltering, rehabilitation, and restoration, a further certification is required that will help you achieve quality and desired outcomes of your efforts. This includes the Daughter Project How Matters Guidelines for victim care.
The Daughter Project helps affiliates engaged in sheltering, rehabilitation, and restoration to best remove the trauma and stigma of exploitation faced by women and girls who are victims of trafficking and systematic abuse. We certify projects that present girls with better future outcomes by restoring them to their families or placing them in new families and preparing them for life apart from their past abuse.
Many approaches to helping victims that can closely be associated with the trafficking issue (poor displaced, runaways, intercepted at the border, brought by police, rescued from the brothel, girl children of prostitutes etc.) house these girls in 'homes of hope', 'children's homes', orphanages, or other visible institutions. Although studies have overwhelmingly demonstrated that children do best with their parents (even when parents are poor, have 'immoral occupations', live in bad communities or are from single parent homes) than in institutions. Approaches that justify keeping rescued girls in order to 'protect' them and use them to build visible and profitable work mirrors rather than challenges traffickers as the girls continue to be exploited for financial gain after their 'rescue'. Rather, we certify approaches that focus upon healing and restoration. These projects address physical and psychological trauma and at the same time work to promptly and gently return girls to their own families.
When the legal system has deemed a victim's family unfit because of abuse or neglect and your project proposes long-term care of the children, you should apply for Direct Good certification through the Family Care category.
Many approaches are eager to help girls escape a life of exploitation from the brothels or the street, however, they keep these girls in their programs for extended periods of time. We only certify approaches that demonstrate a commitment to move victims to the highest level of independence possible. The Daughter Project recognizes that victims should be free not just from the abuse of their former life as slaves or prostitutes, but also from an identity that prevents them from being fully reintegrated into society.
If your current approach is not eligible for certification, Daughter Project curriculum, available from Direct Good Network Facilitators, will guide you on developing a program that focuses on independence, freedom, job training, and counseling in atmospheres of community.
In the following pages you will have the opportunity to tell us basic information about your project, your goals, and how you plan on using the funds raised through directgood.org.
Please provide the contact information for a member of your organization that is willing to correspond with Direct Good Network Facilitators and Trainers throughout the certification process
Note:Donors are more likely to fund projects whose majority of budget goes to goods and services for victims.
Please provide the following information so that you can be sent the funds that you raise through directgood.org