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…

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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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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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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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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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