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What We Value Most

At Eye Heart World, every aspect of our work is rooted in our Core Values. They define our language and culture, setting the standard by which we hire staff, create our programming, and serve our clients and the community. Our Core Values are: Strength-Based Teachability Ownership Generosity Communication We invite you to explore these values more deeply with us and look at the ways we practice them every day. “We are life-giving in all that we say and all that we do. From the way in which we greet people, to the way that we handle conflict, we always seek to build life, not to tear it down.” When we designed the programming at The Rose Home and The Rose...

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December Newsletter from Wisconsin

The Rose Home The ladies at The Rose Home have had a busy December! With a home at almost full capacity with participants at almost every stage, it’s been a month with many different needs and many different personalities. The good news is that at every stage, they are making progress. One participant is participating more in groups than she did before. The two participants who have been here the longest have been making real progress and using “street thinking” a lot less. The two newer participants are doing very well acclimating to The Rose Home and putting real effort into the programming. These ladies are trying their best to change their lives for the better, and we’re honored to...

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A Message from a Survivor to You

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, so we wanted to do something extra special. Like we say: "Awareness alone doesn't change anything, but nothing can change without awareness." Most of our awareness efforts messages are from the professionals on our Outreach Team based on their one-on-one experience with survivors. This month, though, we turned to the survivors themselves. We asked survivors in Wisconsin and Alabama what they want the general public to know about human trafficking. One survivor said, “Trafficking is real. It does happen, and most women do not want it and are forced to do it.”Whether johns know it or not, when they buy sex, they are likely paying someone to sell their body against their will. Around the...

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Celebrating One Year Of Freedom!

  Today is a very special day because it marks one year since our very first resident came to the Rose Home! This morning she invited the key staff to the Rose Home (her home) for a little celebration. She wrote us a very thoughtful letter about her time at the home and presented us with some very special gifts that she made herself. I sat there, admittedly pretty choked up, watching a young lady who walked through that front door with her head hung low from shame and confusion, now standing confident, bold, and full of purpose. This year was hard for her. It was hard for our staff. It was hard for me. But to see this young...

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A Day in the Rose Home: Daily Activities

If you’ve been following along in our blog series, you now understand the four phases at The Rose Home and the three aspects that we involve in our programming. These are important ideas that influence everything The Rose Home is about, but what exactly do the residents do all day? Healing from the traumatic events of human trafficking and rebuilding your life are large, time-consuming processes. Let’s break that down. Every morning, the girls at The Rose Home participate in a goals group. The girls sit down with a coach and fill in their planner for the day. Their calendars could involve weekly trauma-informed therapy appointments, meeting with a skills instructor, errand time, and many other things. Even lunch and...

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