Ewaa’s 360° Model of Care

Our 360° Model of Care at the Abu Dhabi Center for Shelter and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa, addresses the cycle of violence in our society. Our model brings together in the short term, direct care to people who have experienced violence, and in the long term, prevention, and advocacy.

At a micro level, we work directly with people on their journey of healing and empowerment. Through our integrated services, we provide immediate and necessary support such as psychological, rehabilitation and legal aid, and aftercare to help reintegrate victims of violence into society and ensure their long-term wellbeing.

At a macro level, Ewaa’s public awareness efforts bring attention to the prevalence and damage/perils of violence in our communities. In doing so, we join regional and global efforts towards violence prevention – raising the level of awareness and educating the public.

Together, our micro- and macro-level social work helps us with gathering evidence-based data on violence. This in return gives impetus to Ewaa’s advocacy efforts with policymakers and law enforcement agencies.

    The Abu Dhabi Center for Shelter and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa offers a safe heaven and integrated services to combat various kinds of violence.

    The Abu Dhabi Center for Shelter and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa emphasizes the importance of human rights to strengthen human relations.

    The Abu Dhabi Center for Shelter and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa builds partnerships to address obstacles and ensure sustainable solutions. Raise awareness to change the perceptions in the community towards violence and human trafficking and build the community’s trust in Ewaa. It also works to influence public policies and laws to promote social solidarity and safety.

    The Abu Dhabi Center for Shelter and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa supports the UAE’s efforts to meet global targets and agendas including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Global Peace Index, Women Peace and Security Index, Human Trafficking Report and Social Progress Indicator. Ewaa also contributes to raising the status of the United Arab Emirates and contributing towards combating human trafficking and supporting victims.

Case Study

15 People - Victims of Human Trafficking Return Home Safely

We have been able to heal and empower every person who has come to us. We offer a seamless journey of healing through our integrated approach and network of strategic and supporting partners.

Case Timeline

March 2018

Ewaa shelters received 15 people, exploited in begging, referred by the General Command of Sharjah Police. Majority of them had amputated limbs.

March to mid-May 2018

Once at Ewaa shelters, they underwent medical screenings and psychological assessments. Following this, we developed rehabilitation and reintegration plans.

May (end) 2018

Sharjah Public Prosecution ruled in favor of the 15 people returning to their homeland.

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima, Mother of the Nation, provided financial assistance to help them start a new livelihood.

The survivors returned to their homeland safely.

Post May 2018

Prosthetic limbs were donated by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima, “Mother of the Nation” and presented and fitted to them in their home country.


  • Abu Dhabi Police

    Provided security and social workers and nominated relevant entities to provide vocational rehabilitation programs in the Directorate of Punitive and Correctional Institutions

  • Daman

    Facilitated free medical care.

  • General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments

    Provided a preacher to participate in the psychological rehabilitation program, and an Imam to lead Friday Prayers.

  • Public Prosecution

    Follow ups on the case in coordination by Ewaa.

  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

    Carried out medical examinations and required measurements for prosthetics including psychological care related to amputation.

  • Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

    Provided translators who speak the victims’ language.

  • National Committee To Combat Human Trafficking

    Approved the case for donated prosthetics from the Committee’s Support Fund.

  • Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel

    Facilities management staff and services.