<<First Name>>, Sarah's story is like so many girls who fall through the trap door of exploitation.
View this email in your browser

Sarah was 8 when her dad left her mother and her brother. Her mom had to work three jobs just to keep everyone fed and the bills paid. Sarah struggled deeply with feelings of desperately wanting her daddy around. Not having her dad around was very difficult to understand and even harder to understand why he had left. Sarah would have thoughts that she had done something to make him leave.
Sarah is currently in our mentor program and is just at the beginning of her healing journey. At age 12, Sarah was the victim of a rape that has left her with the heavy burden of guilt and shame that should have never been hers. This trauma, combined with a troubled home and no parental support became the trap door to sexual exploitation by a man who she thought cared for her. But being cared for is something she has never known. She eventually realized that she was being severely manipulated and abused. She knew she needed to get out... and she did. She was fortunately one of the lucky ones who found a way to escape. Now with innocence lost, Sarah is learning that she is worth infinitely more than her life experiences. She is learning what it means to truly be cared for. Girls like Sarah need a space like Avanti House because they just don’t have any options for a safe and loving place. These girls should not be subject to more abuse in detention centers. You are needed. This is your time to be hope for over 400 girls recovered from sex trafficking in Colorado over the past 4 years.

Your donation between now and December 31st is the most important to date. None of this is possible without you! Not only can we walk life with survivors in our mentoring program, but we can provide healing and new life through the first safe home in metro Denver.  


Please share this campaign.
Copyright © 2016 Extended Hands of Hope, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp