This is a special announcement shared by the Rev. Karen Heavey; posted 8/27/15
Today in New Hampshire, the sex trafficking of minors is a reality that has been identified and documented by law enforcement and social service providers. Teens are being targeted at local malls, schools, recreational areas, and through social media. Hotels, strip clubs, truck stops, resort areas, and special events, as well as the streets of our cities and towns, can be prime locations for exploitation.
So often, human trafficking is still thought of primarily as an international issue when in reality, the majority of sex trafficking victims in the United States are citizens. “It’s very real and it’s happening in your backyard to girls from all backgrounds, whether middle class or lower class. I’m a white girl from America and it happened to me.” This is the message of a survivor from Massachusetts who was trafficked at the age of nineteen while attending community college.
In an effort to raise awareness and promote action, Grace and Hope Community Church is sponsoring a community event featuring Real Life Giving, a New Hampshire anti-trafficking organization. The presentation will cover identification factors, recruitment tactics, prevention and advocacy. An overview of regional concerns and a question and answer segment will be included.
October 17, 2015, 6-8pm, Grace and Hope Community Church
Masonic Lodge #81, 38 Cilleyville Rd., Potter Place, Andover, NH
Local contact: Rev. Karen Heavey, 603-768-3720, email@example.com
Real Life Giving is a nonprofit dedicated to equipping and empowering women and girls in New Hampshire and New England. Their mission is to communicate value, prevent exploitation and raise awareness in regard to sex trafficking through training, education, and prevention initiatives. To learn more please visit www.reallifegiving.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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60 Days of Prayer … Fuel the Region … Annual Gathering prep … and SPRING!
April 2015 edition of the ABC/VNH e-Newsletter
Just about a year ago, we were busy filming and editing a series of four videos shot around the Region.
Today we’re posting Grounded 4 Life’s video. This awesome coffee house offers art, music, inspiration and God’s love to the community of Chester, Vermont. See for yourself how God is working in our Region!
Grounded 4 Life
PS–Want to see more? Visit our Videos Page right here on the website to see a list of all the videos that are part of this series.