March 20, 2018
Thank you for supporting Restoration Project Resource Center. This platform is a One-Stop-Shop for victims/survivors of trafficking. We appreciate your trust in us and partner with us as we continue to bring survivors of trafficking to an unimpaired state. After about 4 years of focusing primarily on outreach, education, advocacy and collaboration, we entered direct services for young women over the age of 18 who have been human trafficked. Our Resource Center provides a wrap-around social and career services; and referral for these young women. We anticipate serving about 300 young women annually.
Trafficking is a crime that often leaves its victims burdened with a heavy load of shame, guilt, fear and apprehension about leaving their trafficking situation. Providing a lee-way for victims is the only way of assuring them that we do not blame them for their victimization and that they are guaranteed our support.
Our organization is continually striving to better serve these young women as we represent a full spectrum of an organization that provides a broad range of skills and tools for sustainable restoration in the Denver community. Our work is defined by a belief in restoration of the dignity and voices of the young women we serve to receive hope for a better future.
This project has so far raised $550 which is far below our goal of $43,900. This money would be used to provide a full array of services in one location. Absence of an effective and coordinated service for victims leave fear and mistrust for law enforcement and the systems, shame and social stigma, leading to Stockholm syndrome where they protect their trafficker, fear of retribution and negative response to rescue efforts. Victims also exhibit anger issues, feeling sad and agitated, nightmares, lack of concentration, feeling of hopelessness, sleep disorders, and physical symptoms such as headaches, chest pains, sweating, dizziness and shaking.
We are building strong collaborative partnerships with law enforcement and other agencies to reduce the pain, provide opportunity for mental health treatments and a safe space for engaging these young women in skills/tools development for social and economic empowerment for sustainable restoration. Please partner with us to bring these young women to an unimpaired state and provide skills for assuming leadership roles in the fight against human trafficking. This will also help us protect at-risk girls from traffickers.
Without you our Partners, we cannot do this work. Your financial support and input help us carry out our goals. Thank you for believing in our vision and helping us achieve our goal. Our inaction will leave these young women in the hands of traffickers and also put our young girls at-risk of being trafficked. The more help and support we receive from everyone, the less each person has to contribute. Please help us spread the word about our good work among your contacts!
Please invite your family, friends and colleagues to support our Restoration Project Resource Center. Share our page at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/restoration-project-resource-center/
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THANK YOU again for your partnership and continued support. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Edith Okupa, ED