With an overwhelming 27 million people enslaved worldwide, it's easy to remain disconnected from the individual and therefore unmoved and unmotivated to act. So we'd like to introduce you to people doing powerful anti-trafficking work and share the hope of those experiencing restoration and healing.
Once you've learned about all that is being done and all there is to do, we hope you'll join us in actively loving those impacted by exploitation. We've created opportunities for you to make supportive purchases and raise awareness, and also want to point you to our friends that are equipped to help in ways we can't.
Like us, our partners are passionate about empowering those overcoming exploitation and doing as much as possible to combat human trafficking.
AGAPE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
AIM works holistically to end trafficking by protecting girls, rescuing the exploited, and empowering survivors . Many of our shirts and products were made by survivors working in AIM’s employment centers. When we donate to AIM, we’re helping to establish AIM Belize, an aftercare center that will provide 24 girls with food, shelter, counseling, education, and job skills. Visit aimfree.org
REST STOP MINISTRIES
Right in Nashville's back yard, Rest Stop Ministries is a not-for-profit faith-based organization dedicated to comprehensively restoring female survivors of domestic sex trafficking. They follow a housing-first model and provide holistic survivor-centered, trauma-informed care in a long-term residential community. To learn more or to donate on your own, visit reststopministries.org
A21 is a non-profit organization fueled by the radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored.
By supporting A21, we are joining them in their international mission to end slavery—by reducing vulnerability, identifying victims, and empowering survivors—to ultimately reach, rescue, and restore lives. To learn more or to donate on your own, visit a21.org
Wipe Every Tear
Wipe Every Tear provides women real hope for a great future by offering a way out of the sex trade. To learn more or to donate on your own, visit wipeeverytear.org
Cherished HEARTS is the first program of its kind in Tennessee. It provides intensive and trauma-centered services to justice involved survivors of human trafficking. The program provides participants with access to providers that can offer tools for long term recovery, support services to sustain a new way of living, and successful reintegration back into the community. They aim to decrease recidivism of participants by providing substance abuse treatment, intensive case management, physical and mental health services, legal support, job skills training, housing and transportation support.
A unique survivor-led organization based in the Los Angeles area, Treasures reaches women in the commercial sex industry with a message of love and acceptance, then offers holistic care in the form of mentoring, support groups, recovery curriculum and more. Those impacted are not only equipped to lead free and healthy lives, but also empowered to train others to do the same. Visit iamatreasure.com
Rescue 1 Global
As a rescue and restoration mission operating in Thailand, the Philippines and here in the US, R1G has the reach to combat the worldwide issue of human trafficking. They function holistically offering prevention outreach, mobilizing rescue operations and providing safe havens for survivors to find restoration through trauma-informed recovery programs with caring professionals. Visit rescue1global.org
End Slavery Ministries Ecuador
End Slavery Ministries Ecuador is a nonprofit based in Quito, Ecuador that brings hope, love & freedom through holistic, relational ministry to women & their children in or coming out of vulnerable situations such as sex trafficking, prostitution and abuse. This is accomplished through four ministries: Casa Adalia (residential safe home), Caminos de Libertad (nonresidential services), Esperanzart (jewelry workshop) and Amadas (street outreach). To learn more visit: endslaveryecuador.com and follow along on Instagram @endslaveryecuador
Whispers of Hope
Whispers of Hope is a community of women, disciples of Christ, who believe in supporting other women right where they are in the adult entertainment industry. Their hope is to remind every woman that they are loved by their Creator, that they were created with a purpose and they have value. They bring gift bags once a month to clubs in Bowling Green, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Huntsville. They offer counseling to the women they encounter at no cost to them, as well as financial sponsorship through rehab if they are ready and willing. Through their website, women can request a care package in which a hand painted custom bible is provided to them, along with other goodies.
The Pearl House
The Pearl House protects, educates and disciples at-risk young women in underserved communities around the world. They are committed to helping “pearls of great price” become the amazing women they are meant to be! They've built a place where girls from rural Ghana can grow up together. There is no poverty, no hunger. No fear of being married off or sent to survive on city streets. Instead, they are protected and loved. They are encouraged to thrive emotionally, academically and spiritually. And they are learning to dream about the difference they can make in the world. Learn more at thepearlhouse.org
Blackbox International is a faith-based, Christ-centered, not-for-profit organization that exists to holistically rehabilitate formerly sex-trafficked boys and young men. Blackbox provides the critical aftercare component for boys rescued from sex trafficking in order to help them find healing from their past, joy in the present, and purpose for their future. We believe they will be restored from the hurt and confusion that has been inflicted upon them and one day become men who will change the world. Learn more at blackboxinternational.org
Learn more at esperanzart.org
Thistle Farms is a nonprofit, based in Nashville, TN, dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. We provide a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support because we believe love is the most powerful force in the world. Learn more at thistlefarms.org.
Esombo is part of The Pearl House family. Their mission is to empower, educate, and employ young women in Ghana, Africa, to change their families, their communities, and their nation. Esombo goods are handcrafted by Ghanaian seamstresses, craftsmen, and artisans. Every product you purchase from Esombo provides economic opportunity to vulnerable women and helps support education for girls in Ghana. Learn more at esombo.org.
Rahab's Rope exists to empower women and children in the fight against human trafficking. 100% of profits from sales and donations fund the mission. By creating a safe and loving environment through education and vocational training women and children are empowered to grow and develop physically, mentally, financially, and spiritually. They work in the areas of prevention, direct intervention and aftercare. Learn more at rahabsrope.com.
AIM Apparel products are handcrafted by women protected from trafficking in the AIM (Agape International Missions) Employment Center. They support women at high-risk and survivors, protecting them from being trafficked again. Employees at the employment center receive healthcare, childcare, counseling, and continued language education, all while being compensated well above the national average. AIM products directly impact the lives of women and allow AIM to continue combatting sex-trafficking. Learn more at aimapparel.org.
TAYO Collective is a creative community that exists to empower women formerly trapped in the sex trade to develop products, services, and life skills to launch them into a dignified, professional career.
TAYO is the Tagalog word meaning, “to let stand or to build,” and is also the pronoun for “we.” In sum, TAYO means, “to stand, to build, together,” and these attributes are precisely the core values of who we are.
We work together with our non-profit WIPE EVERY TEAR in the Philippines not only to rescue women trapped in the sex trade but commit to equip, empower, and engage each of the women in our care to reach her full potential, restored in hope and dignity. We provide education to every woman formerly trafficked as a way out of slavery, alongside livelihood opportunities and trainings. Each of our artisans is on her way to finishing a college degree, working on the side to provide extra income for her family. Our artisans are creating a future that's renewed and filled with beautiful dreams. Learn more at tayocollective.com.
Founded by sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines, Anchal Project is a KY-based nonprofit that uses design and collaboration to provide economic opportunities for marginalized women to empower themselves through the creation of sustainable, hand-quilted products. Learn more at anchalproject.org
Learn more at mercyjewelry.org
Prodigal Pottery is handmade by women fleeing homelessness, domestic abuse and sex-trafficking outside of Birmingham, Alabama. We work to employ, equip and empower women in need in the name of Jesus. Prodigal Pottery works directly out of King's Home, a women's shelter outside of Birmingham, Alabama for women fleeing homelessness and domestic abuse. The women we employ are residents of King's Home Shelby, which is a long term shelter offering safety and care for women and their children for up to 2 years. In addition to our employees from King's Home, Prodigal Pottery also employs women from Wellhouse, a safe house outside of Birmingham, Alabama for women fleeing sex-trafficking. Learn more at prodigalpottery.org
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