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December Newsletter from Wisconsin

The Rose Home The ladies at The Rose Home have had a busy December! With a home at almost full capacity with participants at almost every stage, it’s been a month with many different needs and many different personalities. The good news is that at every stage, they are making progress. One participant is participating more in groups than she did before. The two participants who have been here the longest have been making real progress and using “street thinking” a lot less. The two newer participants are doing very well acclimating to The Rose Home and putting real effort into the programming. These ladies are trying their best to change their lives for the better, and we’re honored to...

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8 Reasons Our New Wallet is Inspired by William Wilberforce

Buy Now Introducing: the William Wallet! We’re inspired by the life and work of William Wilberforce, who was a British politician and philanthropist. William was dedicated to ending the slave trade in British colonies and slavery around the world. Here are 8 of our favorite things about William Wilberforce: He was a leader. He helped found the British Anti-Slavery Society. He was sincere. William was not interested in politics in the beginning of his life. As he grew more dedicated to his Christian faith, he realized that politics could be a platform for positive change. He didn’t care about popularity. William fought for slaves to be free in the British House of Commons, even though the idea was very unpopular....

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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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What Christmas Means to Us

Christmas at The Rose Center This was the very first Christmas at The Rose Center in Alabama, so of course, had to celebrate with a party! We had a lovely Christmas tree, and we decorated plenty of homemade ornaments. Some had an orange rose, some had first initials of names, and there were even paperclip angel ornaments. There was glitter everywhere! There was Mexican food for a “Feliz Navidad” theme--along with Christmas cookies, of course. Everyone wore goofy, crazy Christmas sweaters. We got to talk with participants about their children and Christmas plans. It was such a nice change of pace from the conversations we usually have about trauma-focused and therapy-minded. While it’s so important to do the difficult work...

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Introducing: The Theresa Tote!

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” - Mother Theresa Buy Now The Theresa Tote, whose name was inspired by the life and legacy of Mother Theresa, will be your new favorite handbag. Made of luxurious pebbled leather, this tote is completed by our signature Orange Rose Medallion, and has a function large pocket inside. Mother Theresa is one of the world’s greatest faces of love, compassion, humility, and freedom. We are inspired by her relentless humanitarian efforts and selflessness. Even through her hardships, she believed a simple smile was “the beginning of love.”  Here are some facts on Mother Theresa that makes us such big fans: She...

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