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May Newsletter from Wisconsin


Survivors at Work

The Rose Home is our holistic program designed to fully prepare survivors of sex trafficking to live independently. Workforce preparation is very important to us because a good job is essential to an independent life. It’s why we help survivors build the skills they need to earn a living and follow their dreams. We’re excited to let you know that two of our participants are using their skills at local jobs!

 

One survivor recently got a job and started training in the end of May. She said they just threw her into the job, but because she had prior experience at a similar job, she felt like it was second nature. She is very excited to be employed, and she enjoys the work.

One of the other participants has been working for a while now. She has been doing so well that she is now being trained in multiple areas at her job. Thanks to workforce preparation at The Rose Home, these ladies will build the skills and experience they need to find and pursue their dream jobs!

Dueling for Freedom

Thank you to everyone who came to Dueling for Freedom on Friday night! The N.E.W. Piano Guys came to the Barrel Haus at Badger State Brewing Company and put on a great show featuring dueling pianos. It was incredible to see the support from our community!

We raised awareness about sex trafficking and helped fund The Rose Home, our residential program for survivors in Northeast Wisconsin. The plant sale sponsored by GOoDness for the Home was a hit. Attendees could purchase a variety of succulents in hand-painted boxes in order to support Eye Heart World. The silent auction and 50/50 raffle were also successful! We couldn't have done it without our great community support!

In addition to Dueling for Freedom, Eye Heart World participated in other events around Wisconsin. Rotary Club of Green Bay held their Free Enterprise Award Dinner this month, and we were their charity partner. We were happy to raise awareness about human trafficking in a room full of people with the power and passion to make a difference!

We also teamed up with the Green Bay Blizzard for their Public Safety night. The wonderful indoor football fans joined us in an Orange Rose Toss, where they threw donations of gently used women's clothing in orange bags onto the field at halftime, giving the impression that dozens of orange rose petals floated to the ground. The orange rose is a symbol of transformation in the life of a trafficking survivor: of dignity, excitement, resilience, and hope.

Giving Back to the Community

The coaches at The Rose Home have been finding ways for the participants at The Rose Home to volunteer. Not only can volunteering build their work skills, but it can also help the survivors give back to a community that has supported them at The Rose Home.

The survivors assisted in making the backdrop for photos for the baby dedication at a church. They had to put tissue paper into chicken wire to make a textured backdrop. They used up all of the tissue paper creating a stunning, colorful backdrop!

Preventing Sex Trafficking

The Heart Tour is our program for preventing sex trafficking. We teach girls about sex trafficking, how to stay safe, their value, and empowerment. In our sixth and final lesson, we help girls set goals and create vision boards.

Some of their goals were to become a CNA, travel the world, become an actor, open a bakery, play football, become a veterinarian, and graduate from college. We're so glad we were able to empower them to work toward their goals and stay safe from traffickers!

 Getting the Word Out

Eye Heart World was featured in the latest issue of Life and Culture magazine! This local publication from Life Church includes articles from around the (920) area, covering everything from summer fun and local history to mental health and spiritual questions. We're happy to have a space in this free publication to talk about human trafficking and the ways that everyday people can fight back and #CarryTheCause.

Do you want to fight human trafficking?

Now you can! Learn about The Rose Home and learn how you can support it. When you stand up for The Rose Home, you stand up for survivors of trafficking who are working to overcome their trauma and rebuild their lives.