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March Newsletter from Wisconsin

HEALING INSIDE & OUT AT THE ROSE HOME Two new participants joined The Rose Home this month! One is a returning participant who was not ready to complete the program before. We’re so glad to welcome her back! One participant attended her first tattoo consultation to cover up a brand from her trafficker. Traffickers use brands to claim ownership over a person and dehumanize them, and that message can stick with a survivor. When we asked this participant what her brand means to her, she said, “It makes me feel like I’m still stuck in the past.” Even though this survivor lives at The Rose Home now, her brand was a physical marker of the trafficking and addiction she fought...

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February Newsletter from Wisconsin

Spreading The Love February was a month of sprouting seeds and snow angels! Despite the cold, snow, and slush, we went out of our way to raise everyone's spirits. On Valentine's Day, the coaches at The Rose Home gave each of the participants a box of chocolates and a rose. Everyone needs to feel loved. Unfortunately, many traffickers know this and use it to manipulate people. We want to show survivors that care and compassion can be given freely without expecting anything in return. Preventing Trafficking & Empowering Girls We’re bringing The Heart Tour to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Green Bay! The Heart Tour is a program that engages young girls who are at risk for human trafficking. We...

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January Newsletter from Wisconsin

THE ROSE HOME'S FIRST GRADUATION The first participant to join The Rose Home just graduated on February 4! We’re so proud of how far she’s come since joining us in October of 2017 at the grand opening of The Rose Home. She had been trafficked for years and lived a life of physical abuse and substance abuse. Now, she has an apartment to move into in a transition to independent living! We're so proud of our first official graduate! She loves to cook, and when she first arrived at The Rose Home, her dream was to become a chef. She cooked plenty of meals for everyone at The Rose Home, and she now works at a restaurant in the area....

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December Newsletter from Wisconsin

The Rose Home The ladies at The Rose Home have had a busy December! With a home at almost full capacity with participants at almost every stage, it’s been a month with many different needs and many different personalities. The good news is that at every stage, they are making progress. One participant is participating more in groups than she did before. The two participants who have been here the longest have been making real progress and using “street thinking” a lot less. The two newer participants are doing very well acclimating to The Rose Home and putting real effort into the programming. These ladies are trying their best to change their lives for the better, and we’re honored to...

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A Message from a Survivor to You

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, so we wanted to do something extra special. Like we say: "Awareness alone doesn't change anything, but nothing can change without awareness." Most of our awareness efforts messages are from the professionals on our Outreach Team based on their one-on-one experience with survivors. This month, though, we turned to the survivors themselves. We asked survivors in Wisconsin and Alabama what they want the general public to know about human trafficking. One survivor said, “Trafficking is real. It does happen, and most women do not want it and are forced to do it.”Whether johns know it or not, when they buy sex, they are likely paying someone to sell their body against their will. Around the...

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