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WHERE DO YOUR RESIDENTS COME FROM?
Our residents come from all over the country and sometimes, from all over the world. They find out about us in a variety of ways. Some are referred to us by a friend or coworker who has attended one of our trainings. Many come from an emergency placement program called Out of Darkness. We have built a strong working relationship with that organization over the years. Some come to us from right off the streets or from a rehabilitation program.
IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING REALLY A LOCAL ISSUE?
There is commonly the misperception that human trafficking is an issue only in other countries or in big cities. This just simply isn’t true. We can cite several different stories of women, men and children caught up in human trafficking in rural communities. From being forced into labor trafficking to being sexually exploited out of their home, these stories are real and tell us that human trafficking exists where people exist: everywhere.
HOW DO YOU GET FUNDING?
Eden’s Glory is a fully donor-supported organization. We do not receive money from the government. We have been awarded some grants and we benefit from the pro-bono services many professionals offer to us. However, the vast majority of our funding comes from people just like you! We are always looking for more business partnerships and monthly donors. It is our joy to keep our donors up to date on what is happening at the home through our e-newsletter. If you want to be a part of our donor family, please click on Invest Today.
HOW LONG DO THE WOMEN STAY?
Once of the many aspects of healing our staff learned early on was to cling to the identity of being seed-planters. By this we mean that we look at every day a woman is in our home, with food to eat, someone to talk to, a bed to sleep in, and a place to belong as one more day we get to plant the seed of hope in her life. Some women stay 4 months and some women stay 2 years. Statistically, it takes 7 different tries at a rehabilitation program before a survivor can fully hold on to restoration and a new way of life. Women enter our home at various places in their journey: for some, this is their first try at a program. For others, this may be their sixth attempt. What is most important to our staff during whatever the time variation of a resident’s stay is that she knows that there is place in this world where people want to support and empower her through the love of Christ
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
A typical day in the life of the residents at our home is very structured. The day begins with breakfast and then daily devotional time at 9am. After devotions, the morning is filled with classes that are more therapeutic in nature, meaning individual therapy, group therapy, art therapy, etc. At noon, an hour is taken for lunch. Afternoon programming consists of a fitness hour and then classes that are more geared toward learning life skills. We choose this structure because the emotional work of therapy daily is very difficult. We try to do that work early on in the day so that the rest of the afternoon is used for classes and activities that can help the residents to decompress. Programming ends at 4:30 and is followed by a community meal. Evenings are considered free time for the residents in which we encourage them to implement hobbies or fellowship with each other. Lights out is at 11pm
WILL YOU COME SPEAK TO MY GROUP?
YES! Thanks for asking! Check out our Workshops and Trainings page for more information.
HAVE A QUESTION WE DIDN'T ANSWER?
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