I am currently working as a volunteer with Courage Worldwide, Inc., an international non-profit organization that builds residential treatment centers called Courage Houses for children and young women rescued from sex trafficking. Unlike foster homes or other residential homes for children, Courage Houses provide a safe, loving environment for minor victims of sex trafficking coupled with a comprehensive, holistic approach in mental health, psychosocial, and education services, as well as spiritual guidance. The Courage Houses are truly the “gold standard” in that they provide a healing, therapeutic environment 24/7 based on a healthy family home model.
To date, there is one home available in Tanzania, Africa. Courage Worldwide’s goal is to build 1,000 homes in 100 countries in 10 years by expanding their current locations, as well as replicating the successful program worldwide.
It is my desire to travel to Tanzania and volunteer at the Courage House there while fundraising to help the organization achieve their goals.
Sex trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world and is second only to drug trafficking. Annually, the business of human trafficking globally generates an estimated $150 billion in profits according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). Unfortunately, there are far too few homes that can adequately meet the needs of these children.
The problem is real. The need is great. I want to make a difference in the lives of these children and young women … will you help me? I have set up a Courage Champion page, detailing my trip and giving you a way to donate on-line. The link is:
I need to raise $4000 for my airfare, lodging and food. Any money raised above that amount goes towards the resident’s basic needs at Courage House as well as their education, therapy and staff salaries.
I appreciate your prayerful consideration in helping me change the world, one individual at a time.