“Hope waits but it does not stand still.
It strains with eager anticipation
to see what may be coming on the horizon.”
Dr. Dan Allender, The Allender Center at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
Out of Darkness currently offers two steps in the restoration process to provide support for trafficked women.
Step One: Ensuring each woman's secure arrival at the safe house for short term care, while assessing her current condition and long term needs
Step Two: Following through with placement to long term care with one of our many partners
Currently, a much needed Step Three is lacking and/or non-existent.
Over time, Out of Darkness has become aware that a portion of the women who complete their long term program
do not feel adequately equipped for full independent living and therefore often relapse. While living at their long term program, their housing, food, transportation and all expenses are taken care of. Most women have no savings available
to start again on their own upon completion of their program.
Money management is often cited as a chief concern, and returning to their former home is often not an option.
Additionally, it it not likely the women have dependable contacts, encouraging friends, nor a positive support system.
The proposed transitional home will serve as Step Three to fill this gap and provide the additional support needed
for the women to gain skills and confidence as they move gradually towards independent living.
The vision? To have a home environment, complete with support staff and volunteers to guide residents through phases
that are individually programmed for each woman. Living together with other with staff and with other women who are on a similar journey will help alleviate loneliness and will provide opportunities for accountability. Our desire is for each woman to have a mentor who will commit to walk beside her while in our care and beyond.
Real estate estimates for the price of purchasing a home range from $125,000 to $150,000 and would cost approximately $75,000 annually to operate.
To date, $80,000 has been raised along with ¼ of the monthly income needed for operations.
If you would like to contribute toward the cost of the house or become a monthly partner for operations
in order to run the home, please use the link below to donate towards this much needed Transitional Home.