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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Raise My Head help trafficked women?

Raise My Head Foundation provides a safe residential program for women over the age of eighteen to recover from the physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds inflicted by sex trafficking. Through our collaboration with the many other service providers in Wichita, we offer, trauma informed and  comprehensive wrap-around services including medical and dental treatment, therapies in abuse recovery, anger management, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Additional services, including GED completion and training in life skills such as cooking, sewing, baking, and money management, are offered by outside programs or volunteers of Raise My Head.

What impact does a life of trafficking have on a woman?

Trafficking has a harrowing effect on the women and girls ensnared in its web. Beyond the physical abuse, trafficked women suffer extreme emotional stress, including shame, grief, fear, distrust, and suicidal thoughts. Victims frequently experience post-traumatic stress disorder, acute anxiety, depression, and insomnia. To cope with the crippling pain, many women become addicted to alcohol and drugs.

What services does a woman need to break free and heal from being trafficked?

Survivors of sex trafficking require comprehensive, long-term trauma treatment that includes many of the following:

  • Shelter
  • Nutrition
  • Medical treatment
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Counseling
  • Addiction treatment
  • Education and life skills training
  • Legal services
  • Assistance obtaining compensation and government assistance

The damage is deep, and list is daunting.  We believe with a community of support and collaboration we can make a difference.

How is Raise My Head funded?

Raise My Head Foundation does not receive state or federal funding. Instead, our program is funded through individuals and corporations with a passion for our mission, as well as through annual fund-raising activities.

Click here to find out how you can donate to Raise My Head.

How many women can you help at one time?

Currently, we are capable of hosting up to eight women—two women per bedroom—for up to two years. As we add homes, we will be able to care for more residents.

What are you looking for in a potential residence?

To best meet the needs of the women of Raise My Head, a home would have four bedrooms and four bathrooms with a large communal living area and kitchen.  We look forward to being able to serve survivors as they call us and need services.

What if a home needs renovations or repairs?

Raise my Head Foundation is looking for professionals so provide services as needed.  If you are willing to help with repairs and other needed services please contact us.

Can Raise My Head Foundation provide outreach services to individuals who are not living at the residence?

Raise my Head Foundation makes every attempt to collaborate with community partners and other services.

What are the Foundation’s current short term and long term goals?

For the short term, our most pressing need is the repair of our front porch.  If there are any service providers that would be willing to donate time and talents to help us we would greatly appreciate it.  We are also looking for Volunteers to help with rides and other services for the survivors.  Volunteers must go through a process of a background check and training in order to proceed.  Raise My Head is also working on fundraising and donations.  Please go to our give now button if you have an interest

Long term goals:  We would like to update our residence to provide support to more survivors.

How can I help Raise My Head Foundation?

Our two biggest needs are donations and volunteers. For more details, please click below.

Your Donation today will help change the life of a survivor. Please Donate!!