The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission at REST is to provide pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for young women and girls victimized by sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade.
REST envisions a community free from sexual exploitation and one that is inhospitable to traffickers. Uniquely, REST provides a holistic approach to care, providing opportunities for recovery and healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually in a way that is individualized and respects the unique strengths, needs, and culture of each person. REST also provides a continuum of care that spans from 24-hour crisis intervention to long-term restoration within one that spans from 24-hour crisis intervention to long-term restoration within one organization. REST has connected with over 1500 individuals, and has helped over 100 young women exit the sex trade for one year or more, with many more on track to reach that particular milestone.