Dear Friends and Supporters,
As one of our closest supporters you may already know how I love to share the accomplishments of our small and mighty FAIR Girls team and the resilient, courageous survivors whom we serve in pursuit of our mission to end human trafficking, one life at a time.
FAIR Girls’ work is deeply rooted in reducing the barriers faced by young women and girls being trafficked and assisting those survivors referred to us in not only safely liberating themselves but also having the skills, resources and support they need to remain free. Your support over the last year has been vital to helping FAIR Girls make a significant positive impact in the lives of the survivors we serve through providing wrap-around specialized services on their healing journey and path towards restoration. The graphic below really demonstrates the deep investment and commitment that FAIR Girls makes in each survivor’s path to restoration and how we do it. I encourage you to take a moment to appreciate this path that each of you helped support this last year.
What is paramount to creating a path towards restoration is the depth and quality of services provided. And our FAIR Girls team really hit it out of the park this year! (Apologies, just couldn’t help myself with the Nationals in the World Series. Go Nats!). In FY19, FAIR Girls served 52 survivors, working by their side every step of the way to develop individualized care plans that addressed what they identified as their immediate safety and health needs and short and long-term goals. We are proud to share that we provided over 946 documented individualized services, including emergency/crisis intervention, case management, advocacy within the government, social service, and criminal justice systems they intersect with, and we facilitated access even more mental health, legal, and language interpretation services. We also provided 40 young women survivors with specialized emergency and transitional housing as they sought safe shelter and stabilization through our Vida Home program. Through our HOPE Court program we provided 21 sexually exploited and at-risk youth with a mentor advocate to amplify their voices as they navigated the juvenile justice system, zealously coordinating youth-centered, trauma-informed legal and social services for our youth clients.
I share some of these program highlights with you because they tell the story of the deep investment in the safety, healing and empowerment of each survivor that we worked with this year and their individual transformational journeys. We celebrate these successes because behind each number is the inspiring story of a survivor who was able to get the life-saving support she needed to transform her future. But there are still too many girls and young women who are not getting the essential help they so desperately need. That is why FAIR Girls is asking our closest supporters to continue to invest deeply in the safety and restoration of these girls and young women survivors. Your continued generous support will enable FAIR Girls to improve upon and expand the capacity of each of our life-saving programs.
Please consider the ways you too can help survivors on their path to restoration. Consider supporting our case management and Vida Home program by purchasing supplies here from our wish lists or making a donation. Join FAIR Girls in our fight against trafficking!
Wishing you the best,