It is an industry that generates billions of dollars annually, and it exploits some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Refuge for Women provides a safe place for women who are victims of sex trafficking. And while this problem feels international in its scope, it is very much a local issue. In fact, it is happening in your community right now.
There is A Crisis in Our Communities
Sex Trafficking is a $10 Billion industry in the United States.
End up back on the street without a safe recovery home.
Twelve states have only one house offering safety and recovery.
Sixteen states have no recovery housing at all.
We help women find hope and healing so they can lead fulfilling lives.
When a woman understands that she is worth more than what she has been told, she can start to see a future worth fighting for.
We stand with the women we serve for as long as it takes. This combats feelings of abandonment and hopelessness by providing stability and care during a time of great need.
Our social enterprise, Survivor Made, is helping women learn valuable skills and discover their unique gifts so they can provide for themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty, and live fulfilling lives.
Survivor Made creates jobs and builds the confidence of our survivors. Our artisan, hand-crafted products are stylish, high-quality and change lives one sale at a time.
Here are four simple ways you can get involved with Refuge for Women and help us end human trafficking:
Educate yourself and others about the warning signs and how to spot it in your community. This knowledge is powerful and can help save lives.
Your generous contribution will go directly towards providing long-term care for women who have been trafficked and exploited.
Our social enterprise teaches women skills like creating leather goods and candles. By purchasing their products, you support their journey to healing and freedom.
We are always in need of volunteers to help with administrative tasks, events, fundraising opportunities, and more. Give your time and talents to help further our mission.
Refuge for Women is a non-profit, faith based organization helping women overcome these challenges.
Serving women nationwide in 10 homes spanning 6 metropolitan areas.
Alia’s Story of Hope
Refuge for Women graduate, Alia, tells her story of life change after a life involved in the sex industry.
To read more stories of hope like Alia’s, click below.
We can create real change when we come together and raise our voices. We can fight back against the injustice of sex trafficking and help set these women free.
We believe there is reason to hope. We believe that every woman has worth and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to helping women find healing and freedom from their past.
Imagine a day when every woman is free from the fear of being bought and sold. When every woman can walk in the fullness of her God-given potential. This is the future we are fighting for.
Join us in the fight to end human trafficking, one woman at a time!
Refuge for Women opened its doors in June 2010. Without much concept of a staffing model, the original team was composed of a program director, a house mom who stayed in the home at night, and an office administrator.
Each of them had their own story of being led out of a comfortable job to come serve with Refuge.
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