The end of 2018 marks a year of living in a cultural moment when communities around the globe have been taking a stand against sexual exploitation and gender-based violence.
Since 2009, our community has been fighting sex trafficking—exploitation and violence in their most horrific form. We’ve learned what it takes to move from passion to impact: hard work, innovation, and above all, collaboration.
The people below represent the kind of dedication and teamwork it takes to fight sexual exploitation and gender-based violence. Donate this holiday season and join a community that’s working toward real change.
Despite the plethora of anti-trafficking organizations in New York City, there is a significant gap in housing. We run toward opportunities to fill this gap. In 2011, we opened the first safehome of its kind. It has become the gold standard for transitional housing in our field.
“Volunteering at Restore has been such an eye-opening experience and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to work alongside their amazing staff on such an important movement.”
Mirejah Cruz, Volunteer
“Helping survivors of human trafficking in the healing process is the heart of the anti-trafficking movement’s work and it has been an honor to do that alongside Restore.”
Melissa Martinez, New York County District Attorney’s Office
Restore is one of the only anti-trafficking agencies in New York City that doesn’t turn anyone away. If we can’t provide services to a survivor, we find an agency that can and provide a warm hand-off.
Response time for crises is within 24 hours.
“I am not equipped to do crisis management or counseling, but as a member of the board I can leverage my professional experience to help lead through the lens of an investor. It gives me great joy that God has given me a supporting role in this work.”
Allen Trew, Board of Directors
We’re privileged to be working with this community to make freedom real for survivors like the brave women pictured below.
As the Restore community continues to grow and we see new momentum in the larger fight against sexual violence, we know this with more certainty: we are reaching a real inflection point toward ending sex trafficking in New York City and beyond. Only with ongoing collaboration can we make freedom real for the thousands of survivors who still need services.
Will you join us?
Photography by Jason Leavy