Become a Homestead Chapter through partnership with Homestead
The Homestead as One Solution Homestead Ministries Inc. (HMI) has been in operation since July of 2012 and has impacted almost fifty human sex trafficking (hst) survivors to date. For the first five years we have operated in a group, transitional home model, with much success. However, the costs and responsibility of running the Group Home Model is much greater in comparison to the Host Home Model, however both focus on preparing, equipping, and empowering the community to step into the transformational process of human sex trafficking victims. This will be accomplished through HMI establishing a Homestead Ministry team, with both models, in the participating community who will be trained to provide holistic care for a survivor. Another exciting partnership will occur between the participating local team and the professionals in their local community. No longer do lay people have to be relatively hands off in combating the atrocity of human sex trafficking. This partnership with Homestead makes it affordable and feasible for laity to do the work of this ministry primarily by housing a survivor with a host family or beginning a group home in the local community. Fighting social injustices is not the government’s responsibility, but the passionate laity’s privilege and calling. HMI believes that God’s people are the hope of the world and that Jesus Christ is the transformer of lives.
Description of Partnership Homestead Ministries, Inc.(HMI) will assist God’s people in developing effective programming for adult, female survivors exiting human sex trafficking and will assist in providing long-term, holistic, trauma and substance abuse trained professional services. This will be accomplished through the selection of a local Homestead ministry team in the partnering community who will secure free housing, food, and wrap around-holistic services, walking alongside each survivor for approximately one year. HMI will screen and provide the survivor, as well as, screen, train, and coach the Host Family or House Manager (group home) and the selected Homestead ministry team with-in the partnering community. HMI will also assist in securing the outsourced, professional services needed for the survivor in the community, along with weekly support group and the bi-monthly life skills training. HMI will coach the partnering group in the survivor’s graduation from the Homestead Program and in the aftercare of the graduated survivor.
Objectives To empower and equip the partnering group to reach and teach adult, female, human sex trafficking survivors with the wrap around services needed. “ To prepare God’s people for the works of service.” Ephesians 4:12
Reach survivor(s) of sex trafficking with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Reach survivor(s) of sex trafficking with needed services to make sustainable life changes. Teaching survivor(s) of sex trafficking how to holistically thrive. Teaching survivor(s) of sex trafficking a financially sustainable career. Supporting survivor(s) in the aftercare phase of reintegration.
Keys to Success A community group with a passion for ministering to women who have exited the sex industry, with a heart for understanding their special needs; passionate about seeing broken people healed and move forward in their recovery journey.
Partnership with Homestead Ministries, Inc.
A locally based Homestead Ministries team
A Host Family (a primary host home and two respite homes) OR a group home (House Manager)
Screened and approved through: -Application: HMI will provide the application for prospective Host Families or House Manager -Home Study Screening: A staff member or qualified volunteer must interview host family on- site, in the home or if a Group Home the interview would be with the House Manager on-site, at the home. -Background checks -References (3)
Outsourcing of professional services in the community and securing additional services as needed
Financial Commitment of the partnering community group
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