Most women who come to Hagar have suffered severe abuse and exploitation – many at the hands of their own family. The resulting trauma can be deep and prolonged. At Hagar, each woman is able to begin her journey to wholeness. Wholistic recovery services, including art therapy sessions and counselling help promote self awareness and healing.

Trang is a Hagar Vietnam social worker who has spent the past four years working with abused and exploited Vietnamese women. Along the way, she has discovered that the journey towards wholeness is as much for staff as it is for the women they serve.