Juliette* met our team on street outreach. We offered her pepper spray and she ran over in her heels and thanked us for the offering. We also offered her some other items we had in the van: a Lyft card, kubotan, and hand warmers (all of which were funded by SAFE!). She was happy to take it all. She had been assaulted a couple hours before and had used a safety tool to protect herself but left it behind. She was grateful and said, “Thanks for being out here. It’s been BAD.”
As we talked with Juliette about other safety options, she broke down crying, said she wanted to get out of the life, and wished there was a way for her to find safety/shelter.
REST was able to provide a hotel voucher for her, and start the process of finding her a place in the Emergency Receiving Center or another location.
Thanks to you, and your investments in SAFE,
Juliette was able to get items to keep her protected and warm,
and a pathway out of prostitution.
Other victims said they were especially grateful to receive the pepper spray and commented repeatedly on how ideal the item was given its small and discrete size. They now have REST’s phone number with them at all times for when they need help and are ready to get out of the horrific life of prostitution.
*Not her real name.
What can we accomplish together
with the next million?
More avenues to freedom for victims.
Robust restoration opportunities for survivors.
Expanding prevention curriculums to keep this travesty from ever taking hold in young people’s lives.
Continuing to strategically meet the most critical needs of the anti-trafficking movement in WA state.
Along the way, we will consistently share impact reports and gratitude
with our investors (You!) who make all of this possible.
Let’s invest together, to care for women like Juliette and others
who society is throwing away.
They deserve a better life
and we can help make that possible!
You can bring freedom, restoration, hope and prevention!
The Phase FIVE strategy is complete! We listened to our front-line expert partners across the state about what the most critical needs are in the anti-trafficking movement right now. We put them into a strategy, and we hope you will join us to bring freedom, restoration, hope and prevention this year!
The Fourth Annual Do What You Love to Fight What You Hate campaign raised over $40,000! Thank you to those who did campaigns this year (it was so fun to participate with you!), and to all of you who contributed to raise essential funds for SAFE!
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