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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...

A Surprising End to our International Women’s Day Campaign

A Surprising End to our International Women’s Day Campaign

   Yesterday, we concluded our International Women’s Day (IWD) campaign. We’re thrilled to share that you gave $30,000 to unlock a $30,000 empowerment match, funding our Economic Empowerment program with a total of $60,000! While we kicked off March...

Bid Online in our Freedom Gala Auction!

Bid Online in our Freedom Gala Auction!

 The Restore 10th Anniversary Freedom Gala Auction is now live! You don’t have to attend the event to bid — anyone can shop and support Restore. View our catalog and bid online on vacation getaways, fantastic concerts, dining, beauty, and so much more. Each item...

Our Dreams for the Next Decade

Our Dreams for the Next Decade

 As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we look to the future with hope and anticipation. We know our work is not done yet. In fact, with thousands more survivors in need of safe housing, career-track jobs, and real freedom, we know that this is just the...

10 Years Serving Survivors: Meet “Nelia”

10 Years Serving Survivors: Meet “Nelia”

 “Nelia” grew up in a shanty town in a major city in Asia. When she was 13, her family told her she had to work. An acquaintance arranged for Nelia to live with and clean for a local family. After four years of working with this family, her employers’...

Reflection: Restore & NYU’s Entrepreneurship Lab

Reflection: Restore & NYU’s Entrepreneurship Lab

 Last week, 28 survivors of trafficking graduated from Restore NYC and NYU Bronfman’s pilot Entrepreneurship Lab. The two-week intensive course introduced survivors to the world and language of entrepreneurship, taught by NYU faculty and members of the business...

Introducing Restore & NYU’s Entrepreneurship Lab

Introducing Restore & NYU’s Entrepreneurship Lab

 NYU Bronfman and Restore NYC are excited to announce the launch of an entrepreneurship training program tailored for survivors of sex trafficking. The two-week intensive course will introduce survivors to the world and language of entrepreneurship, taught by NYU...