We meet twice a month, every first and third Thursday, at a confidential location. Survivors gather for a hot meal, spiritual support/meditation, self -care and an opportunity to check in and share. Survivors learn about community resources and interview skills to obtain employment. A clothing closet offers interview clothes.
Once a month, we meet survivors on the streets and in motels where they are trafficked to build rapport and make them aware of community resources. We give them self care kits, show them love and compassion and invite them to participate in our biweekly support group.
Redemption House advocates/survivors do presentations in the community — at community groups, schools, prisons and juvenile probation centers, mental health centers, bringing awareness of the effects of human trafficking and sharing our stories of hope and survival.
We do one-on-one interventions with adult and youth trafficking survivors. We meet them, share our stories, hear their stories and build rapport to let them know when they are ready to claim their healthy future, there is continuing support for them. When they are ready, survivors are able to move on to become advocates.
Survivor #2: Coming into my recovery, one of my biggest lessons, was to start taking responsibility for my actions.
Which at the time I was under the impression that every single action I made, I was at fault for. Redemption house taught me about trafficking in a way that was unbeknownst to me. Teaching me that, not all of my actions were my fault. By clarifying exactly how I had been trafficked and that I was not always at fault for that.
Allowing me to move forward with more confidence.
Survivor #1: I can honestly say I am so grateful that Redemption House is in this community and an integral part of my support group. Redemption House and the women associated with this program has helped me to heal deep traumas. When I got released from a long jail sentence I felt shame, guilt and condemnation from the choices of my past.
Redemption House and the peer led support group they offer were there to love me until I could love myself. They have shown me that I can heal from my past. They also held a Christmas Dinner and made sure all of my children had an amazing gift. I am so grateful to have them as a part of my recovery support group. Thank you ladies!