Defending Dignity Outreach

The dignity of choice is sacred.

The mission of Defending Dignity began as a survivor-informed outreach in February, 2018. We believe in the healing power of connecting in healthy relationships with those who have experienced the trauma of prostitution. We will bring love and acceptance into illicit massage parlors, on the streets, at truck stops, through online escort ads, anywhere people are buying and selling sex. Our hope is to identify victims of human trafficking and exploitation and defend their right for justice, safety, and healing. By giving simple gifts, friendship, and resources we hope to intersect the lives of the women we meet at an opportune time.

Our dream is for true healing and recovery to happen for every person we meet. We will be faithful to offer sacred spaces to express joys, sorrows, and fears. Whether it's praying over her in a massage parlor, recommending a court advocate to meet her needs, or just connecting over coffee, God knows each woman's true name and identity. We will honor her journey as she discovers who she was created to be and begins to love herself fully. 

When there is a case of human trafficking, we will report to the proper authorities and refer to victim-centered local agencies. We will stand against exploitation in our city until every woman knows her true name!

 

 

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$2510 massage parlor gifts
Giving a small gift gives our team the opportunity to enter the establishment, talk with the women, and have a short, yet meaningful time of listening and hearing how we can help meet their needs with friendship, community and resources.
$75One night of massage parlor outreach
Giving a small gift gives our team the opportunity to enter the establishment, talk with the women, and have a short, yet meaningful time of listening and hearing how we can help meet their needs with friendship, community and resources. Our team typically give 2-3 gifts in each parlor.
$300Sponsor a brothel for one year
We visit the massage parlors on a 2-3 month rotation due to the fact that there are so many in our city. We will visit a parlor multiple times each year and do a special holiday outreach for each parlor. Sponsoring a brothel ensures that we will visit that location at least 6 times (including a special Christmas gift.)
$25Emergency Hygiene backpack
This drawstring backpack printed with the word “loved” will communicate love to the women we reach at convenience stores and truck stops. It is full of good hygiene items, clean comfortable clothes, and comfort from the street life. We will hand these out in person and pray over the women that receive them. We will also give them a resource number if they need help or are ready to leave their situation.

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