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
Up until now, a much needed Step Three is lacking and/or non-existent. But first a little history...
Over time, Out of Darkness had become aware that a portion of the women who complete their long term programs
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.
A 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.
So we are excited to announce: The vision has become a reality! A house has been donated to Out of Darkness which will offer 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 women who are on a similar journey will help alleviate loneliness and will provide opportunities for accountability. Our desire for each woman is to have a mentor who will commit to walk beside her while in our care... and beyond!
Estimated costs to operate this new home will be approximately $75,000 annually. To date, more than $80,000 has been raised along with part of the monthly income needed for operations. We are so excited to see how God will use this new phase of giving these precious women FREEDOM!
If you would like to contribute toward the upcoming renovations and/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.