Please join Restoration Ministries for its 4th Annual Benefit Concert March 4 at 7:30pm at Ebeneezer Coffee House (201 F Street, NE, Washington, DC, close to Union Station).
Restoration Ministries (RM) seeks to bring healing to men, women and children who are trapped in the slavery of sex trafficking and lead them into the freedom of Jesus Christ. RM is a member of the DC Task Force for Human Trafficking and International Christian Alliance on Prostitution (ICAP), as well as a member of the Christian Association of Youth Mentoring (CAYM). ADV member parish St. Brendan’s in the City is very supportive of RM’s work.
RM’s prostitution intervention and prevention programs at youth detention centers and psychiatric hospitals where trafficked girls are placed need your support. It is in these locations that RM is able to identify girls and help them recover. One of the misconceptions is that law enforcement brings girls to safe houses, when in fact, most girls face other charges in addition to prostitution, and it takes time and patience for the truth to surface.
It costs about $100,000 for RM to run its programs: PIPP (Prostitution Intervention Prevention Program) at detention centers and psychiatric hospitals and Girls On a Journey at group homes. Last year, RM ministered close to 300 girls and identified 40 as being trafficked. There possibly were more, but RM lacked the capacity to give the girls the attention they needed.
RM’s goal this year is to hire a licensed social worker who has significant trauma experience, which could cost close to $60,000. You can help them reach this goal by attending the Annual Benefit Concert, where a love offering will be collected.
For more information, contact Founder and Executive Director Candace L. Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.213.6025.
To learn more about RM’s work, we also invite you to attend one or more upcoming sex trafficking awareness and advocacy trainings: February 26, March 12, and March 26 at Washington Community Fellowship. To register, contact Lydia@restorationministries.org.
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