10 Ways to Support Foster Youth and Families

Do you know a foster family in your church, school, or community? Have you wanted to come alongside a youth and/or family and didn’t know what you could offer? We believe you are uniquely and perfectly positioned to engage today, right where you are, with the gifts, talents, resources, and passions you have to impact your community. May is Foster …

6 Meaningful Ways to Engage This Holiday

During the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of decorating, activities, and to-do lists. Yet it can also be a time when we embrace the season of giving and blessing others. As you consider meaningful ways to give back to your community and bless loved ones, never underestimate the gift of meeting a need. …

In the Headlines

July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking continues to be present in countries all around the world and has been reported in every state in the United States. Take time this month to learn what human trafficking looks like throughout the world, tactics traffickers use to exploit vulnerable persons, what resources exist that you and your …

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

After a year of online learning and youth continuing to be home alone, parents and caregivers can often think that they have established appropriate internet rules and boundaries: “Don’t talk to people you don’t know”, “don’t give out personal information/tell people where you live”, or “set your profile to private”. While these are important rules and boundaries to establish, it …

The Impact of 96,929 Volunteers on the Foster Care System

May is National Foster Care Awareness month, and with over 423,000 kids in foster care, you may wonder, can one person make a difference in the life of a foster youth? Is there anyone advocating for them? Is their best interest taken into account? How are their voices heard? Who is speaking on their behalf? With many children removed from …

From Awareness to Action: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, though the advocacy for awareness and change runs much longer and deeper. Current statistics state that 1 in 4 women are impacted by sexual violence before the age of 18. And while you may not have personally been the victim of sexual violence, it is likely that you do …

Protecting and Empower Women This International Women’s Day

Every year in March, International Women’s Day focuses on celebrating the achievements of women, highlighting gender inequality, and bringing awareness to the injustice women and girls face, including human rights violations that prevent them from achieving successful futures. Did you know that in 2016, women and girls accounted for 71 percent of modern slavery victims? Globally, 35 percent of women …

Moving from Awareness to Action

The month of January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, also known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Throughout the month, organizations, agencies, and advocates shared information, hosted webinars, and promoted resources to help give you the knowledge and information you need to increase your understanding of this global and local issue. Awareness to Action Now that you know …

5 Things To Know About Human Trafficking Prevention

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, also known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Much of the fight against human trafficking involves preventing it in the first place, so it is important to understand what that includes. Better understanding human trafficking prevention can help you move from awareness to action. As you consider how you will engage in …

Making Wishes Come True

While this year has been unpredictable and filled with disappointments and hardships, this holiday season, you can help bring hope and joy to those especially in need. As holiday shopping is underway, consider how you can make a difference for a survivor of human trafficking or someone who is vulnerable and at-risk. Whether it is through a gift for a …