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Ida Mutoigo joins as President of Restore NYC

Ida Mutoigo joins as President of Restore NYC

As we hit the second anniversary of COVID-19 arriving in New York City, we are humbled by Restore’s impact and resilience. Since March 2020, we’ve served 460 survivors of trafficking and distributed $74,000 in grants for survivor-entrepreneurs. In a time of...

Economic Empowerment Summit: Meet the Panelists

Economic Empowerment Summit: Meet the Panelists

   Breakout Panel #1: Inclusive Leadership in the Workplace      Cheryl Davidson, MPSCorporate Senior Director, Talent Acquisition-Workforce Readiness, Northwell Health  Cheryl Davidson is the Corporate Senior Director of...

Atlanta Spa Shootings: The Humanity of Victims

Atlanta Spa Shootings: The Humanity of Victims

  Over the last week we’ve had dozens of news outlets, friends, and podcasters reach out with a pressing question: were the shooting victims at the Atlanta spas being trafficked? While it’s still too early to determine if they were, we wonder how the answer...

Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Learn. Advocate. Act.

Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Learn. Advocate. Act.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we’ll have several opportunities for you to join the fight against human trafficking. Don’t miss this moment - the time to make freedom real for survivors of trafficking is now. LEARN. This month,...

Resilience in Recovery: Survivors and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resilience in Recovery: Survivors and the COVID-19 Pandemic

   In March, 80% of the women in Restore’s Economic Empowerment program lost their jobs. And today, many are still in the same position with no sustainable means for financial stability. While many Americans shifted to working remotely or applied for...

Survivor Stories: Meet Carmen

Survivor Stories: Meet Carmen

   My name is Carmen and I’m 28 years old. I came to the States when I was 19. My boyfriend in Honduras told me he knew a man named Carlos who would give me a job as a maid when I came to New York. I was so excited to move to a new country so I could make...

Supporting the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Pandemic

   In the midst of this public health crisis, vulnerabilities and the risk of exploitation are increasing. We're doubling down on efforts, re-thinking our program strategy, and relying on the Restore community to keep freedom real for survivors of sex...