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The heart of Peace Promise has been our faithful volunteers. Since our beginning in 2008 we have been largely volunteer led and supported. Volunteers donate invaluable amounts of love, time, and hard work. They lose sleep, shed tears, give sacrificially, and deeply love the women we serve as their own family. Each volunteer has a story…

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Courage, Dear Heart. Be A Peacemaker.

“But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, “Courage, dear heart,” and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan’s, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C.S. Lewis penned beautiful words about an…

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We started the year off with a bang as our Executive Director Patty Seaman and President, Susan Vigliano were featured on “Good Day PA” on ABC 27 to speak about Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In March, we were joined by advocate Kelly Master as the keynote speaker at our annual “For Love and Freedom” Benefit. …

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Sasha had worked at the club since she turned 18. Her senior year included homecoming, prom, finals, and graduation. Before each of these life events, she would head to the club to dance. That money paid for her gowns, shoes, hair, and nails. Her junior year she had given birth to a beautiful baby boy…

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With the news of Coronavirus—Covid-19—and government requests of social distancing flooding social media and news networks this week, questions are coming in.  Are our ladies working? Are the clubs closed?  How are the girls doing?  What do they need?  Right now, the answers we know are disheartening; many answers remain unknown. Yes, the clubs are…

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Restoration: It’s Possible One of the purposes of Human Trafficking Awareness month is to draw our attention to the exploitation of women, men, girls, and boys. While a month of awareness is certainly beneficial, the crime of human trafficking occurs year-round. Many of us are horrified by the atrocities occurring on an international, national, and…

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month – January 2020 Globally human trafficking affects people of all ages, races, and genders. In the United States, over 10,000 cases of human trafficking were reported via the National Human Trafficking Hotline in 2018. These cases are only a fraction of the problem that circulates around our communities and in our…

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2019 was an amazing year for Peace Promise. Today marks exactly one year since our Executive Director Patty Seaman began her job with this organization. Over the course of this year: Peace Promise reached over 85 women through kinship and outreach programs Change Purse attended over 25 event venues Soaps by Survivors sold and produced…

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Kinship care defines a way of caring for others that includes them as a member of a family.  Emotional, social, cultural, psychological, physical, and sexual wounding cause the dysfunctional behaviors we see in sex-trafficking and prostitution.  All the wounds of sexual exploitation are caused by people harming other people.  In kinship care, the opposite occurs. …

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The World Health Organization (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day on October 10th with the purpose of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more…

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