Get Involved: AFTER Freedom WEEK
The goal of Freedom Week is to provide you with a greater understanding of the issue of human trafficking in our community- both the tragedy and the hope. We have compiled a Resource booklet to help connect you to those providing help to victims of human trafficking in our community.
May it help you begin to develop your own response, and in turn, enthuse your local community to get involved in helping free the captives and create a “slave free” world. Click on the image below to view and download
Get Involved: For CHURCHES
1. Focus several weeks on learning and being equipped regarding human trafficking. Use the Freedom Week booklet for help
Examples for churches:
-Do a Bible study. We have links to guides and plan to develop a Central Valley oriented Bible study in early 2012.
-Read “In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective on Human Trafficking in the United States,” by Nita Belles, an excellent, engaging, and relatively short book addressed to Christian in the U.S. It also has questions at the end of each chapter for group discussion or individual reflection.
Other resources and guides are listed on CVJC’s website.
2. Host a movie screening.
Now that you have learned, help raise awareness in your community. Youth With A Mission students have also helped in a documentary called Sex+Money: A National Search For Human Worth. (http://www.photogenx.net/sexandmoney/# )
Another film: Not My Life
3. Host a training.
CVJC and Faith.Hope.Love can send leaders to do a training that includes a biblical perspective on our call to address human trafficking, facts about human trafficking in our region, how to identify a possible human trafficking victim/ situation, and what to do when one suspects a possible human trafficking situation, as well as other ways to get involved. Training content can be tailored to the group, including secular or other faith groups. Perhaps host a training for professionals we need to train, such as health service providers.
4. Host a prayer gathering.
We have our own prayer guide, as well as links to prayer guides on our website.
5. Your church or group can participate in supporting one of the ministries/projects
-Pink Pack Project- assemble backpacks with essential items to be given to rescued human trafficking survivors in our area.
-Safe Houses- Sign-up volunteers to provide emergency housing for a rescued survivors. (CVJC conducts a thorough evaluation prior to adding volunteers to the list and during placement to ensure the safety of the hosts and victim.)
-Get involved in one of our partner ministries/organizations like Beauty for Ashes, Faith.Hope.Love, To Know Him Ministries, EOC Sanctuary, Mennonite Central Committee, etc.
6. Consider raising support/ providing ongoing support for one of the ministries