Faith Focus [WIM-035]
The "Set Free Project" addresses the horror of sexual trafficking by inviting women to engage in and support ministries that seek to both rescue and restore young women who are victims of trafficking. The supported ministries are ones in which women in the EPC provide various levels of leadership. Funds provided through "Set Free" will support the following minitries:
- Hope House, North Carolina: Faith-based Hope House provides a place of seclusion, restoration, and healing for female domestic victims of sex trafficking. Hope House provides a long-term shelter option for minor victims ages 12-17 and a transitional living program for victims ages 18-25. Lynda McCarty, Montreat EPC, serves as board member for Hope House.
- Transitions Global - Shine Career School: Restoring dignity, health, and most importantly hope, Transitions Global (TG) is a pioneer in the rehabiliation of trafficking survivors in Cambodia. Since 2005, TransitionsGlobal has been building a standard of excellence in aftercare, archieving an unprecendented success rate of 84% and growing. The Shine Career School provides the opportunities necessary for girls to take the next steps toward independence, through offering courses taught by professionals from around the world. Pam Harvey, Greenwood Community Church, Greenwood, Village, CO is National Director of Advocacy & Education for TG.
An essential aspect of the project has been the development of educational resources for churches and leaders of women in encouraging and equipping them to become modern-day abolitionists of human trafficking in their place of ministry. This free resource is made available through the "Set Free Project."
Our 2013 goal is $20,000.