We are so very excited about The Rose Home! Through this home for survivors of sex trafficking, we will be able to provide victims of exploitation with the opportunity to heal from their trauma, change their destiny, and alter their legacy.
There is a lot of work to be done and we've already received a lot of questions, so we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you stay in the loop.
1. Is there a name for the home?
Yes! It will be called The Rose Home. Since Eye Heart World began, we have looked to the rose to be a symbol of each girl’s beauty, individuality, and strength. More than that, we believe each girl has inherent value and destiny no matter where she has been or what she has been through. We believe that no life is beyond the reach of love and wholeness and that “the desert will blossom like the rose.”
2. When will the home open?
With your help, we will have all aspects of the program in place and be able to welcome our first residents by summer of 2017.
3. What are the final steps to open the home?
Before we can open the home, we have some very bold fundraising goals to hit. Once we take occupancy of the home, we will freshen up the space and make it warm and inviting for our participants. We will need to hire and train the staff that will work with the ladies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. There’s a lot of work to be done, but we are so exciting to dig in and get at it!
4. What are the needs for the home to open?
The most significant need at the moment is to raise the remainder of the operating budget for the program. It will be a holistic, comprehensive program, providing room and board, therapy services, job readiness services, case management, and much more. Every dollar given to this program goes directly to helping young ladies regain their lives and independence as they transforms from victim to survivor.
5. When can I bring donated items for the home?
We are not accepting donated items such as furniture or clothing at this time. Once we are ready to begin accepting such items, we will make a big announcement. If you have not done so yet, please sign up for our email list as we will be sure to communicate such information via email and social media.
6. Where will the home be located?
The home will be located in Brown County, in the greater Green Bay area. For the safety of our participants and staff, the location of the home will be kept strictly confidential.
7. What age range will the home serve?
The program will serve young ladies ages 18-25. After a year of intense research while serving victims in Northeast Wisconsin, we have identified this age range as the most under-served, under-resourced group in our community and region as it relates to trafficking.
As always if, you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to us as firstname.lastname@example.org.