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Kinship Care: Defining a Way of Caring

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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World Mental Health Day – Help. I’m Not Okay.

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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We Got to Educate Them

Our Executive Director Patty Seaman works with women in and out of the industry on a daily basis. There are trials and triumphs but we do life with the women no matter where that takes us. Here is a ministry update from Patty and a recent interaction she had the privilege to witness. In the…

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Why Bystanders Matter

The Bystander Effect

WHY BYSTANDERS MATTER Most of us have heard of the BYSTANDER EFFECT.  It’s a sociological phenomenon that results in people tuning out and freezing when they are the most available and able to help someone in trouble.  We’ve all seen the news clips of a physical altercation happening while people stand by and observe, or…

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The Power of Volunteering

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Science, sociology, religion, humanities and many other philosophies and areas of study understand the power of serving others.  Deep in the soul of every human being is a need for belonging, connection, community and the give-and-take of helping others and being helped.  Volunteering and serving others directly exerts pressure on the tendency we all have…

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