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May Newsletter from Alabama

The Rose Center's First Graduate We are so excited to announce that our very first participant in the Rose Center’s Program has graduated this May! This graduate received many gifts picked out and made specifically for her. An orange rose ring, a hand painted and lettered piece of her favorite Bible verse, Joel 2:25, and a handmade quilt, crafted by one of our very own team members. The Alabama Team decorated the Rose Center in this survivor’s favorite color, orange, and served her favorite foods, fried chicken, chips and salsa, and chocolate chip cookies. Along with her favorite foods and colors, the Rose Center’s first graduate invited fifteen of some of her favorite people and law enforcement who have helped...

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February Newsletter from Alabama

February has been a big month for our Alabama Team and The Rose Center! Community Connections Being committed to creating a community where human trafficking can no longer thrive, we believe education plays a huge role in that. We have partnered with Mobile’s Rape Crisis Center, and they have invited us to train their new advocates on the issue of human trafficking and informing them on how The Rose Center can help. We are also partnered with the Mobile Police Department and have started teaching in their Police Academy trainings. In these trainings, we educate the cadets on the reality of human trafficking, including the effects of trauma, poverty, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and homelessness on the issue. Can You...

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January Newsletter from Alabama

MLK Jr. Health and Human Services Award We are so incredibly honored to share that this January, Eye Heart World and The Rose Center were awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health & Human Services Award by PUAD, People United to Advance the Dream in Mobile, Alabama. For 29 years, this organization has been advancing the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in pursuing equity, justice, and freedom for all people by providing services in our local communities. The mission statement of PUAD is “to honor Dr. King’s legacy through a collaboration of community leaders, business executives, civic organizations and academic institutions to encourage and implement scholarships, community service, and promote cultural progressiveness.” Here’s what our Alabama Director,...

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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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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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