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The First Year of Freedom at The Rose Center

Today, we're celebrating the first anniversary of The Rose Center opening its doors in Southern Alabama! For what seems like forever, we dreamed of a place for women and girls who are being trafficked or at risk of trafficking in Southern Alabama to safely rest. We dreamed of a place the community could rally behind, where services for healing trauma and empowering women could gather under one roof. We dreamed of a place that could serve as a bridge between “The Life” of trafficking and a full, free life. One year ago, we saw those dreams come true when we opened The Rose Center in Mobile. We saw one participant leave her trafficker and move into safe housing. We helped...

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January Newsletter from Wisconsin

THE ROSE HOME'S FIRST GRADUATION The first participant to join The Rose Home just graduated on February 4! We’re so proud of how far she’s come since joining us in October of 2017 at the grand opening of The Rose Home. She had been trafficked for years and lived a life of physical abuse and substance abuse. Now, she has an apartment to move into in a transition to independent living! We're so proud of our first official graduate! She loves to cook, and when she first arrived at The Rose Home, her dream was to become a chef. She cooked plenty of meals for everyone at The Rose Home, and she now works at a restaurant in the area....

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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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A Thankful Thanksgiving

  Yesterday was a very special day for a very special young lady.  In February of this year, one of the first graduates from our three-month trauma intensive program at the Rose Home moved out of the Rose Home and back in with her mom. When she felt that she was ready to move on, she knew it would be tough. But we were committed to supporting her as much as she needed.  A few weeks ago, she stopped into the office for one of her follow up appointments with her case worker. She beamed as she told a few of our staff members that since she left the Rose Home she got a job, has received two promotions, saved...

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October Newsletter for Alabama

Our Alabama Team has had a very exciting month of October! Not only has there been an incredible fundraiser for the Rose Center and several community outreach teachings on trauma-informed care, but the Center's enrichment and coping skills resources are continuing to grow as well! From Core Studio in Daphne, Alabama, Sarah donated her expertise and passion and lead our first yoga class at the Rose Center. She did such a wonderful job leading our girls through grounding and restorative flows. She helped them see how powerful and fierce they are, and she helped them pull from their inner sources of strength. We can’t wait for the next session! Our Alabama Director, Crystal Yarborough, was the guest speaker at the Mobile Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting...

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