Resources for Startups
You’ve heard the call to work in shelter services for victims of sex trafficking, but what does it mean to say “yes!”?
Download and explore our discernment guide, “Discerning your ‘Yes’,” to learn more about how God is calling you to service. Download “Discerning your Yes”
Moran, Rachel. Paid For, 2015 – an incredible survivor story that intelligently lays out the issues and challenges of this population and this work.
Sex+Money” – DVD-based documentary on sex trafficking in America. Effective as survey of the issue and good for stoking conversation about the area in which you feel most called to serve
You are forming your leadership team and defining who and how you will serve.
You are lining up your resources, staffing, partners, and funding strategy.
Tracy, Steven R., Mending the Soul. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005 – helpful for your relationships with the church and others in community
You are into the “nuts and bolts” of what your program will offer and how you will respond to victim needs.
Van der Kolk, Bessel, MD., The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Viking Press, 2014 – helpful for considering some of these practices for your program
Your program is up and running, and you need to keep learning.
Perry, Bruce D. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. Basic Books – very helpful to understand childhood