Every Girl Deserves to Blossom
Changes at the Blossom House
For 10 years the Blossom House provided a safe space for girls to live, heal and prosper. During that time over 50 girls received loving support from our team. Eight girls graduated from high school and 6 pursued higher education. Most girls needed long-term support, while others needed a short-term refuge while their family’s situation stabilized. Our work at the Blossom House has been among the most important work HSCV has even done and may ever do.
To ensure that each girl is provided with the highest possible level of care, HSCV must have necessary funding and qualified staff in place. After years of running the Blossom House at a loss and struggles with employing enough qualified staff, the Blossom House Program can no longer operate in the same capacity.
We made the difficult decision to adapt the program from foster home care to at home care, where girls and their families are supported simultaneously. Our commitments to girls remain and we will continue supporting girls in need, though how we support them will change.
Girls that were living in the home have transitioned out of the house. Most of the girls were able to move home with their families, while some were transferred to another trusted shelter in Hanoi. Each girl will continue to receive individualized support such as school fees, health care, nutritional support, tutoring and distance learning support, educational costs and more. Funding is still needed, and any funding received for the Blossom House is being directed towards the continued support of girls in need.
What next for the Blossom House Program?
Girls will no longer live with at the Blossom House but will stay with their families. Through regular home visits our staff will provide the guidance and support they need. Each girl in the program will continue to receive individualized support with things such as educational costs, health care, nutritional support, daily necessities, costs of living and more.
While these are big changes, we are excited about the next phase of this important program. We are currently in the process of identifying new girls in need of support and expanding our reach in the Hanoi community. With continued support from our donors we be able to reach more girls than ever before.
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