Hope House is now ready to receive girls who are at-risk to become sex-trade workers at young ages simply because of the environment into which they have been born. As a compassionate response to the award winning film, "Born into Brothels", Calcutta Mercy Ministries began a decade long process of establishing trust and credibility in the neighbourhood. First, a medical clinic was opened to serve the women and girls of the sex-trade industry. Hope Laundry was developed to provide a safe form of income. After overcoming many obstacles, appropriate property has been found and purchased. The girls will now have a safe home in which to grow, to receive an education and vocational training - to be allowed the opportunity to make healthy choices about their future life direction.
Hope House Campus is a three-acre property with a pond, fruit trees and open fields - a huge contrast from the cavernous feeling of entrapment in the red-light neighbourhood where narrow lanes lined with three to four story buildings allow the light of day to enter only through narrow strips above where the buildings separate.