Trafficked women know all too well what it is to need hope, and at Raise My Head Foundation, we offer that hope, both to survivors of trafficking and to our community at large.
Since our beginning, Raise My Head Foundation has placed 75% of those who’ve graduated from our residential program in safe, secure employment in our community. We have offered over 5,200 hours of employment training and experience to our residents and graduates, and we’ve been able to give them nearly 3,500 safe nights (and counting!) in our residential home.
What’s more, our cottage industry has grown tremendously. This year, we were blessed to receive an expanded space from Wichita Area Builders Association to craft our all-natural, handmade bath and body products. These 1,200 additional square feet will be utilized for producing greater quantities of the products you know and love, as well as creating and testing new ones. Thanks to WABA and other generous sponsors, 2020 has been a year of tremendous growth!
We are so blessed to have been able to help April and others like her. But the sad reality is that countless women still endure unimaginable abuse, including beatings, rape, and other forms of sexual assault. In addition, many trafficked women become addicted to alcohol and drugs, many beginning in their early teens. At Raise My Head Foundation, we provide safe housing, nutritious food, comprehensive medical and dental treatment, addiction recovery services, therapy, education, and job training. Through our program, residents learn skills that equip and empower them for a better life.
For women like Carol, Raise My Head Foundation is the difference between a life of horror and a life of hope. Our residents never pay a penny for our services, and because of this, we depend on generous supporters just like you who believe in our mission and who want to give hope, freedom, and love to women who so desperately need it.
The growth of Raise My Head Foundation this past year has provided needed hope. Our ministry has demonstrated to women that love is greater than all the forces of evil that previously ensnared them. That they are loved, valued, and capable of anything.
And we’re not done growing yet. In fact, we’re just getting started.