MISSION STATEMENT Reaching & teaching adult female survivors of sex trafficking to become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. It is within this vital relationship that true healing is possible from the inside out! VISION To reach & teach adult female survivors of human sex trafficking who are ready and able, and to give them the opportunity for life change and a new career path.
FOUNDING PRINCIPLES The Homestead offers a voluntary, long-term, faith-based transitory care program based on Christian principles of integrity, safety, love and health. The essence of Homestead is to bring people together, in cooperation and partnership, God's people and the needed professional services, BOTH being indispensable agents in the healing and recovery process of a life ravaged by human sex trafficking.
WHO WE ARE The Homestead is a safe, residential transitional care program for women 18 years & older who are survivors of the sex trafficking industry and have been through a measure of their healing and recovery. Homesteaders enroll in school or participate in a job apprenticeship, continue with support and recovery work, and begin to move from being under a 100% supervisory program to 100% independence, integrating back into mainstream society in a productive and life-giving way.
HISTORY The Homestead was birthed locally out of Westview Community Church, but with expansion, has become a separate 501c3 ministry. After praying about ministering to women in the sex industry for almost two years, Westview’s Women’s Ministry was blessed with a financial gift on July 5, 2011, and a home to launch a ministry to women who have exited the sex industry on September 14, 2011. A local furniture store donated the large furniture items on October 21, 2011. After that point, we experienced an avalanche of generosity from individuals and businesses to get the Homestead up and running.