The Lighthouse Supported Living has a great project on the go that needs funding. Jordon posted this over at his weblog and I am going to cross post it here and at The Cooking Blog. It’s that important.
It is the belief of The Lighthouse that it is all of our responsibility to help those in need. For too long woman have been exploited in the sex trade.
We have a plan to help these woman find their voice and regain their dignity.
The first step is to reach out to them in a non-judgmental way by providing a safe place for them to come and live. With the help of many in our community we will be opening a home for these women.
The second step is to assist them in their recovery from a life of addiction and prostitution through a treatment center and programming designed specifically for woman in the sex trade. This process is not a short term solution, it has taken years to develop the issues these women face and we realize it will take years to overcome. So long-term treatment and counselling will be part of this process.
The third step in assisting these women is too provide long term housing, viable training and life-skills through schooling and hands on experience in order to help them find and attain legal, viable employment.
The program was designed by a former addict and sex trade worker who knows all too well the issues these women face and yet knows there is hope and a way out. She is now an achieved scholar and practiced counsellor. The program is a journey with a life changing outcome. Help us take a stand with these vulnerable and exploited woman. Help us help them discover hope, dignity and a voice.
They have applied for funding for the project at Aviva Community Fund. They have uploaded a really compelling video outlining the need and now they need you to support it by going online and voting for it. Registration takes a second and if you have a Facebook acct, you can use it to speed up the process but once registered, you can vote every day and that is what they need right now. So go online, register, vote and help spread the word via the web, Facebook, your email list, Twitter, or even Google+. You can also make a donation towards the project here.
Everyone always goes to me, “What can I do?” Well, you can be a part of the solution by voting and spreading the word.