There is no single solution to such a complex issue.
In everything She Has A Name does, we guide our work through the following principles: empowering survivors, engaging communities and supporting and partnering with existing anti-human trafficking efforts.
Since 2011, She Has A Name has been a community of Christ followers burdened for victims of human trafficking. It has been our objective to serve as a conduit for awareness, money, and volunteer resources to flow from the faith community to the abolitionist community. We position ourselves within our community as a resource on multiple levels. In relationships, in mentoring, in volunteer training and coordinating, we want to be an organization that secular and faith based organizations alike consider a safe and meaningful partner.
As our awareness of the need grows, it compels us to widen our networks and engage as many people as possible. While one hand is reaching out to practitioners on the ground, our other hand is reaching out to the faith community. Our greatest joy comes when we see these two hands coming together, like puzzle pieces finding their match, to serve survivors.
Below are just a few of the organizations we have worked with over the years. We encourage you to find out more about them by visiting their web pages and contacting them directly.
While working alongside practitioners, we witnessed both creative capacities to bring freedom to those in captivity and alarming rates of poor self-care, burnout, and unbalanced emotional distress. Rather than creating another isolated organization trying to do it all, we consistently felt called to come alongside and support existing efforts however we can. We celebrate and support the work of Columbus’ anti-trafficking community, while longing to see a better, more sustainable and comprehensive response.
Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition provides a collaborative community response to human trafficking in central Ohio through education, services, advocacy, and prosecution.
Changing Actions To Change Habits is a Franklin County Court program which aims to break the cycle of addiction, abuse and street slavery. CATCH Court hopes to change the culture of prostitution as a punishable offense to one of women as victims in need of restoration and care.
We are a social enterprise and every purchase you make here will help victims of human trafficking. We support women by providing redeeming jobs like candle pouring, hand-carved home goods and hand-made jewelry. Eleventh Candle Co. first got its start in Columbus, OH. Making a purchase here will help those who have been victims of human trafficking. We support former victims of human trafficking to create products that are globally sourced and locally crafted.
Freedom A La Cart's mission is to empower adult survivors of human trafficking to live an independent life gained through personal and economic self-sufficiency. They do this by helping to facilitate the “Path to Freedom” through personal restoration and workforce readiness. Healthy life skills are developed, job skills are learned and dignified work opportunities are available as participants progress through the program toward a sustainable, independent future.
Gracehaven was founded to care for the growing number of victims of domestic minor sex trafficking. To effectively care for victims and prevent others from being enslaved in this life, they employ a comprehensive approach to combatting domestic minor sex trafficking.
Reaching for the Shining Starz is an outreach organization that distributes hygiene bags to meet the physical needs of women in bondage to prostitution, drugs, or alcohol. They also provide resources to direct victims to appropriate restorative services.
A drop-in center for women who are struggling with addiction, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and trafficking. You can come receive a free meal, free clothing, a place to rest, hygiene bags and sack lunches to go. You will have the opportunity to be linked and referred to proper professional resources. We offer prayer, hugs, and a shoulder to cry on.
My Sister's Place is a safe haven that enables women to transition from brokenness to healing. They work with women who have experienced dysfunction and hardship in life to re-enter the community as restored individuals.
NYMCM is a Columbus local handmade market, dedicated to curating the best of the best in handmade goodness in and around central Ohio. They raised funds for She Has A Name through swag bag sales at their 2015 Holiday craft show.
Novel is an ethical clothing line that addresses the issue of labor trafficking through an ethical clothing line. We are starting Novel in Ohio, creating dignified, transparent and sustainable jobs by manufacturing our garments here in the U.S. As we grow, we will empower survivors of human trafficking and those at risk of being trafficked through employment opportunities with Novel.
In 2012, Governor Kasich formed The Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force to marshal the state’s resources to provide wraparound services for victims and punish the perpetrators of this horrible crime. We are making progress, but the work left to be done is great. Please explore this website and sign up for our mailing list to learn how to get involved.
The Ohio Women's Refuge offers a new beginning to women leaving the sex industry. They are a faith-based non-profit whose dedicated staff and volunteers utilize a curriculum and mentoring approach to help each guest progress through their unique challenges.
1DivineLine2Health's Gilgal House provides transitional housing to single women. They go into the trenches with the LOVE Mobile providing food, first aid and transport to one of their Detox Center Partners.
Out of Darkness, Columbus, Ohio is a chapter of the anti-trafficking ministry of the Atlanta Dream center. The mission of Out of Darkness is to reach, rescue, and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, that the glory of God may be known.
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is in the business of great coffee and saving lives. A place where you participate in social enterprise impact. This is your shop.
Since its earliest days, The Salvation Army has worked to free men, women and girls from the abuse and exploitation of labor and sexual slavery. Since May 2012, The Salvation Army in Central Ohio has taken a lead role in addressing and combatting the growing problem of human trafficking in many ways, including 24-hour in-person emergency response and weekly drop-in center, The Well.
Safe Harbor House is dedicated to creating an environment that empowers at-risk women toward healing and wholeness and equips them for productive and quality living.
Our passion for helping women transition to independent lives and meaningful employment lead us to develop a partnership with CleanTurn, a Columbus based company working to employ individuals with various barriers to employment. Our shared heart to support women transitioning out of addiction, imprisonment, and other challenging circumstances brought to life the dream of a cleaning company specifically designed to help women grow in personal and life skills as they gained confidence in operating in a professional work environment. Today, SHAN Cleaning, owned and operated by CleanTurn, is employing more than a dozen women and has helped women transition to other full time employment opportunities.
Survivor's Ink exists to raise awareness through advocacy and education while empowering human trafficking victims by breaking the psychological chains of enslavement through beautifying, removing, or covering their physical scars, markings, and brandings, which are constant reminders of a violent past.
Throwing Pinecones empowers women to cultivate a relationship with Christ that is undaunted by fear or failure. They specifically address human trafficking through The Rubies Project which shares the stories of ordinary women to make an extraordinary impact for Christ. They also raise money to support She Has A Name through the sale of Rubies Project t-shirts.
Unchained Fashion Show is dedicated to ending human trafficking through their signature fashion show which tells the story of a human trafficking survivor through garments designed by Project Runway designer Korto Momolu, music, and narration. The goal of each show is to increase awareness of human trafficking and empower models, volunteers and attendees to identify and report the crime.
We serve as a common vehicle for churches desiring to engage in anti-trafficking work and bring the conversation of how individual churches can meaningully impact the lives of survivors to the table.