PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR RESOURCE BINDER BY CLICKING ON THE .PDF ABOVE! We see Compassionate Advocacy as a basic need for all human beings. Our team of advocates volunteer on school campuses and work in homes with families to ensure the women and children in our community know that we love them, and that we will do whatever it takes to keep them safe . For a victim of trauma or a trafficking survivor, advocacy is especially necessary as many people they will encounter in their lives will have no idea what kind of toll this trauma has taken on them. An advocate’s job BEGINS there. By walking alongside a survivor. Providing for lifelong needs The reality is that if not provided the ability for relational trust to form or spiritual restoration to take place, our survivors may continue to struggle the rest of their lives with the trauma they have experienced. These young people have had their lives interrupted and freedom stripped away; traumatized to the point where they no longer see themselves as human beings capable of giving love or worthy of receiving it. It is vital that weprovide an environment that teaches them what FREEDOM really looks like.
Who provides resources? In our nation currently it is most often faith-based (typically Christian) organizations that provide housing and aftercare for survivors, as opposed to our local government agencies and authorities. This is the reality. We should recognize the important role the faith community has played throughout history in the freedom movement! However, we have also seen negligence and mistreatment for profit.
We need to prize freedom for the survivors above all else!
The Importance of “Transparent” Aftercare We must be careful and loving with how we implement care. Our victims have already led a life where they have been used for profit. Often their trauma began when they were offered a place to stay or food in exchange for their loyalty. Our every effort must be to provide care that is LEVERAGE-FREE and based on the principle of FREEDOM. Victims and survivors should be empowered to play as active a role in their care as they possibly can, and to be encouraged to make their own free choices. If we subject a victim to a programmatic approach to healing, we may find victims “pimped out” for their testimonies or forced to into unsafe treatment practices.It is imperative that our aftercare is “transparent” and trauma based.