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March Newsletter from Alabama


One Year of Freedom at The Rose Center

The Rose Center celebrated one year of fighting human trafficking on March 20th! Our dreams of a safe place for women and girls at risk of trafficking came true when we opened The Rose Center. For one year, we've been able to help women and girls at risk of — or involved with — trafficking meet their needs, self-identify as victims, attain coping skills, and gain workplace skills.

We have seen our participants at the Rose Center experience love like never before and be empowered to leave a life of trafficking and trauma. This is what it’s all about: to show survivors that they are enough — that they do not need to do anything to deserve love.

In March, The Rose Center received 6 referrals and provided 47 different services. We continue our work to create a community where sex trafficking cannot thrive. In addition to providing services to survivors and ladies at risk of trafficking, we've been involved in the community, too!

Connecting with our Community

The Rose Center is training the Mobile Police Department on Human Trafficking for its In-Service training for 2019! We will hold training sessions once a week for 26 weeks. 

During the first month, we had the opportunity to train 78 officers! All of those First Responders now have the knowledge and tools to combat sex trafficking in Mobile. All of the current MPD officers, leaders, and Academy Cadets will have completed training on human trafficking by November.

Our Rose Center Team attended Light of the Village’s Light in the Night event. Light of the Village is a local organization in Mobile and Prichard that serves children of Alabama Village. Last year, our Rose Center Team taught girls at Light of the Village's summer camp about value and worth, and we cannot wait to do it again!

You're invited to join us!

We would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday evening, April 23, from 6:00-8:00pm at TimberCreek Golf Club. We will share stories from our first year, celebrate our progress, and share our vision of what lies ahead. Dinner will be served, and there is no cost to attend.

Following dinner will be a presentation designed to prepare us for a major advancement in our ability to fulfill our vision, the vision you share with us. We are calling this our “Tee Off Rally,” leading to a fun day of golf at Timber Creek on June 1.

This is not your typical golf event. Golf skills are not necessary—the only necessity is your heart joined with ours to see hope take root in the hopeless and freedom spring up in the enslaved.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to rcmobile@eyeheartword.org with your name & the number of people you will attend with.