The Awaken Banquet was a huge success thanks to you!
With your support, we’ve witnessed hundreds of lives changed, women and children healed, and a community begin to unite. Together we’ve accomplished so much. This year at the Awaken Banquet you blew us away by helping us raise over $340,000! Victims who once wondered if their lives mattered to anyone discovered there are people like you, who do care about them.
As one client noted:
“I just wanted to tell you how blessed I am to have you in my life. How extremely grateful I feel to have the help and support I have through your services…I haven’t ever been in a safe place where I feel loved, wanted, and welcome the way I feel here…You make a big difference. You have made a big difference in me. THANK YOU!”
In case you missed the banquet, you can watch Jen share the story of one brave youth that was exploited, along with Awaken’s 2020 plan to open up a specialized holistic educational and restorative school for youth who have been trafficked. You can also watch my banquet talk where I share about the parallels of our community breaking our silence while a survivor breaks hers. I also share additional 2020 initiatives to increase our services by creating programs specific to the women we work with. These programs will offer a continuum of services that range in therapeutic opportunities so that many more women will have access to the perfect level of care they need.
The women and children we work with come to us having experienced the darkest side of humanity. Your contribution makes our work possible. The fight to end exploitation in our community is not easy, but because of you, it’s also not ours to fight alone. You can help us stop this abuse and succeed in our 2020 initiatives by donating before the end of the year. Your contribution will help victims and get us closer to achieving our vision of one day ending the prostitution and trafficking of women and children in our community. Thank you for your support!
Co-Founder and Executive Director