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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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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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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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A Day in the Rose Home: Three Aspects

In our A Day in the Rose Home blog series, we’re showing you a behind-the-scenes look at what actually happens in The Rose Home. The Rose Home is structured by three aspects of the program: trauma-informed therapy, life skills, and workforce preparation. With these three aspects at play, we intend to arm each girl with the tools she needs to successfully move on once she leaves The Rose Home. First and foremost, each girl at The Rose Home participates in trauma-informed therapy in several different ways. Each individual goes to weekly appointments with a trauma-informed therapist; this allows each girl to really focus on what she needs to process in order to live her healthiest life. It also ensures privacy...

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A Day in the Rose Home: Four Phases

When a girl enters The Rose Home, she steps into a place that will care for her whole self. In A Day in the Rose Home blog series, we will show you a behind-the-scenes look at what actually happens in The Rose Home. First, we’ll focus on an important part of the structure at The Rose Home: the four phases. The four phases map out the journey that each girl will take during her time at The Rose Home. From Welcome Home to Celebrating Your Future, we meet the girls where they’re at and gradually prepare them to live independently so they are empowered to leave The Life behind for good. The phases don’t have specific lengths; they are tailored...

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