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Survivors Find Hope at The Rose Home

Human trafficking takes a lot from a person – their safety, their sense of self-worth, and even their hopes for the future. At the Rose Home we use vision boards to encourage the women to reclaim their future and to begin to dream big again. When each new survivor feels settled into The Rose Home, she sits down with a coach to create her very own vision board. The vision board helps her imagine what she wants her life to look like and how it could possibly happen. When it’s finished, a coach hangs the vision board in her room so she can see it every day. On the hard days when nothing seems to be going right, she can...

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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...

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April Newsletter from Wisconsin

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. People who experience sexual assault are more vulnerable to become victims of sex trafficking. We care about preventing sexual assault. Change You Can See When we shared how Micah at Northern Tide Tattoo helps survivors of sex trafficking, we were overwhelmed at the response! Every time we meet a survivor with a brand from a trafficker, he offers to cover it with a new tattoo—completely for free. One participant at The Rose Home had a black brand. Now it's completely obscured by brightly-colored lotus flowers, thanks to Micah. The survivor chose lotus flowers because they can grow in the mud. The tattoo reminds her of being a flower growing into something beautiful despite her childhood...

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March Newsletter from Wisconsin

HEALING INSIDE & OUT AT THE ROSE HOME Two new participants joined The Rose Home this month! One is a returning participant who was not ready to complete the program before. We’re so glad to welcome her back! One participant attended her first tattoo consultation to cover up a brand from her trafficker. Traffickers use brands to claim ownership over a person and dehumanize them, and that message can stick with a survivor. When we asked this participant what her brand means to her, she said, “It makes me feel like I’m still stuck in the past.” Even though this survivor lives at The Rose Home now, her brand was a physical marker of the trafficking and addiction she fought...

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February Newsletter from Wisconsin

Spreading The Love February was a month of sprouting seeds and snow angels! Despite the cold, snow, and slush, we went out of our way to raise everyone's spirits. On Valentine's Day, the coaches at The Rose Home gave each of the participants a box of chocolates and a rose. Everyone needs to feel loved. Unfortunately, many traffickers know this and use it to manipulate people. We want to show survivors that care and compassion can be given freely without expecting anything in return. Preventing Trafficking & Empowering Girls We’re bringing The Heart Tour to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Green Bay! The Heart Tour is a program that engages young girls who are at risk for human trafficking. We...

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