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October Newsletter for Wisconsin

The Rose Home turned one year old on October 10! Our first participant to stay at the home has been in the home for one year and is officially one year sober. We are so proud of how far she has come! The other girls in The Rose Home surprised her with her 1-year medallion and cupcakes to celebrate. You can read more about the one-year celebration here. Our Outreach Team had a very busy October. We had five new referrals in just one week--a new record for us! When our referral numbers go up, it can seem like trafficking is increasing in the area, but that’s not the case; it just means that we are reaching more people who...

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September Newsletter from Wisconsin

The Rose Home kept its programming going through September. Along with the everyday routines of goal setting, therapy, chores, legal appointments, and group meetings, there were a few extra exciting moments, too. One day, the ladies went ziplining at the N.E.W. Zoo! It was a new experience for everyone. Several girls were nervous, and one girl was so afraid that she was in tears before she went. Eventually, though, she decided to take the literal “leap of faith” off the platform and try the zipline. It felt like such a freeing experience for her that she went a second time! The zipline was both a fun experience and a creative way for the girls to practice trusting God and themselves. At...

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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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Summer Newsletter from Wisconsin

The Rose Home The Rose Home has been in full swing all summer! The girls and coaches have been continuing their day-to-day activities, such as therapy and goal setting. The garden has continued to be a wonderful addition to The Rose Home. The girls have been able to harvest, prepare, and eat plenty of organic cucumbers, onions, zucchini, and jalapenos. There are also tomatoes, broccoli, and four tiny watermelons! The girls take great pride in their urban garden. The ladies at The Rose Home took a day trip up north to Camp Bird, where they enjoyed some group activities and team-building exercises. They did “trust falls” from about a 5ft tall tree stump. One of the ladies said she felt a weight was lifted...

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7 Kinds of People the Rose Home Needs

At The Rose Home, we know that the people we spend time with are just as important as what we spend our time doing. Sometimes, when people do not have a support network of close family and friends to lean on, they become more vulnerable to traffickers. We work hard to make The Rose Home a healthy, healing environment where girls can rest and work toward a better life. These girls are building a support network to help them transition into building the life that they want to live. 1. Three days a week, the girls work out at CrossFit De Pere. New experiences can be challenging, but the girls have experienced phenomenal changes since they started attending CrossFit. During CrossFit,...

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