Community Education & Outreach
Our hope is be a light in the darkness of human trafficking. Our belief is that our voice, our prayer, our movement can bring about change and we want to equip our community to join us in impacting our world. We are continually developing partnerships here locally to create an environment of awareness and education.
~speaking with local churches, youth groups, and community leadership teams to give them the knowledge to join this battle for freedom
~coming alongside IJM to participate in a community viewing of Nefarious, a documentary focused on the global sex trade
~joining SVJI-JMU, an on campus organization who is focused on awareness of human trafficking to bring Passion: A Night of Worship to Harrisonburg
~creating a marketplace where every item tells a story of freedom, shares the hope of restoration, and breaths the belief of change
The Zion Project is an international non-profit which exists to offer life changing counseling and education for vulnerable girls and women caught in the global sex trade and communities affected by war. They currently operate in the war-torn region of northern Uganda with plans to expand to other countries. Where our story began… After volunteering with The Zion Project to help market Imani, the handcrafted, paper jewelry that fuels their work; we felt a calling to create a marketplace where every purchase seeks justice. In the last year we have sold thousands of dollars worth of Imani helping to see the women and children of The Zion Project free
Fields of Hope is a project of On Eagles Wings Ministries and has a mission to restore victims of domestic sex trafficking. This is accomplished through restorative shelter, an outreach program, a prevention program, and Fields of Hope – a job skills/empowerment program. Every Fields of Hope purchase has a story, with all products being made by rescued girls. We were thrilled to find this North Carolina based ministry to get behind. We have continued to market their candles, soaps, and other body products to contribute to their wonderful work!
Located in Phnom Penh and the Saang district of Cambodia, Sak Saum is a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men.
Sak Saum is pioneering a model of self-sustaining ministry. From the beginning, our goal has been to create a nurturing, empowering, restorative program which facilitates vocational training in sewing, excellent products, and community development. We believe in the union of powerful, life-changing outreach with effective, excellent business.
International Sanctuary, a non-profit organization, empowers survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Founded in September of 2007, in Orange County, California, iSanctuary empowers and equips survivors for their future. With its production base in Mumbai, India, the girls, 12-19 years old, receive skills training, creating handmade items. The products made by survivors are sold in the US at home parties, retail shops and community events
Free the Girls partners with safe houses and after-care facilities, to provide an opportunity for women rescued from sex trafficking to earn a living selling second-hand clothing…bras! The women in their program receive their starting inventory as a donation, and are then able to buy additional inventory from Free The Girls for below wholesale value to help maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace. We collected and donated hundreds of bras to Free the Girls in a First Annual “Create a Dress” Drive in June! Once our shoppe is established we will become a permanent drop-off location for them!
RJI is a non-profit, faith based organization whose mission is to educate, equip, and mobilize communities with the tools needed to be a force in the global movement to end human trafficking. Richmond Justice Initiative believes that in order to eradicate human trafficking, the selling of human beings for profit, we must educate young people on the lures of trafficking and invest in character and leadership development so that human trafficking situations are prevented from occurring and to create and equip young leaders to bring a lasting change for their generation, our communities, and beyond.
Shop for Justice
With our eyes on redemption we are pursuing the purchase of a local porn shop. This would serve as a resource center, coffee bar, and New Creation Shoppe. Find out more about our “Redemption Story” on our blog or click on the “Porn Shop Takeover” tab!