To reach survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation (sex trafficking), to cultivate their gifts, talents and abilities, and to empower them to become successful women and history makers.
To inspire truth and identity into the ladies we serve. Mentoring them and helping them to see themselves with their true identity of worth, value, and purpose; one that surpasses the low distorted one of our culture.
Through the partnership with other local organizations, we are able to provide mentoring services to women who have experienced sexual abuse and exploitation. While the advocacy and awareness many times focuses on rescuing children from trafficking, we believe that for this season God is leading our organization to mentor the abused and exploited little girls who are now grown women and didn't experience neither awareness or a rescue operation to set them free. These women have lived their entire lives believing a lie, that they are worthless and all they can offer is their bodies. Every week we mentor survivors who are currently in a drug recovery program called Miracle Center. We walk with them through a powerful workbook called "Mending the Soul" by Celestia G. Tracy. We have seen an incredible healing take place week by week as they discover their true worth and identity.
Our goal is to empower and equip our survivors to become the future mentors of the youth prevention program we are preparing for. A survivor leader brings a deeper impact to the prevention and recovery of abused and exploited children.
Another resource we provide is through the partnership with Rebecca Bender Initiative. For every bridal dress purchase from our boutique, we donate a "Roadmap to Redemption" book to an agency working with survivors around the nation. This book is also a powerful tool we use to help victims self identify as trafficking survivors.
What began as play dates, coffee, and Bible studies between great friends evolved into dreaming, planning, and praying for something that seemed almost impossible for two stay-at-home young mothers. We challenged and encouraged each other to become history makers, placing our mark in this world through our new found adventure and idea. My passion against the sex industry and abuse of women and children began when I realized what pornography addiction does to people and the victims. As a young child a relative sexually molested me while watching and making me watch a pornographic movie. This experience drastically changed my life resulting in promiscuity, alcohol, depression and even suicidal thoughts.
Today, as a mother of two beautiful girls, I cannot sit back and watch the daughters of other women being enslaved, and do nothing just because my daughters are safe. My desire is to be a mother to this generation and leave a legacy not only to my daughters but other women as well. A legacy that serves others, speaks up for those who cannot, and fights for those that are enslaved. This passion was ignited when I was praying some time during 2012 for guidance and direction.
OUR FIRST DRESS
There it was, in a thrift shop where no future bride would have even consider to look. In the midst of old, dirty and ugly dresses waiting for someone to find it and give it a new value and purpose. In the same way the women and girls we serve were in the midst of ugly and dirty places, yet seen as beautiful and redeemable by our loving Father. Thus, on a Monday morning of August 2013 we purchased the very first dress! This dress is on display at the Free Ever After Bridal Boutique to serve as an inspiration for all who walk through our door.
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