JOIN US AND BRING YOUR SKILLS
SERVE AS A HOTLINE OPERATOR
The local Human Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline 1-614-285-4357 (HELP) is a crisis hotline operated by the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (CORRC) and set up to provide information and resources to victims of trafficking and those who know of potential victims. The Hotline is completely volunteer operated. The volunteer operator is in charge of answering all calls during her shift, and assessing when calls necessitate response. Emergency calls are then reported to and dealt with by Salvation Army social workers and local law enforcement. There is a required half-day training for all volunteers. More hotline volunteers are desperately needed! You can register for a training at http://ahthotline.eventbrite.com or contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN SALVATION ARMY'S STREET OUTREACH
A dedicated team of trained volunteers and Salvation Army Staff venture out to the streets of Columbus in search of trafficking victims forced into prostitution.
We offer these women (and men) love, encouragement and a source of hope through distributing gift bags and our emergency hot line cards. You can join the efforts of the street outreach in one of three ways:
Prayer Pack (Group):
The Salvation Army views prayer as a valuable component of the street outreach. We believe the power of prayer leads us to the right people, strengthens the women and girls we meet, and offers us protection. You or a group can be given prayer cards that have the name of a woman and a prayer request as to pray for their well-being.
We are motivated by the gratitude of the women and the success stories we've seen unfold as a result of the outreach trips. Times and dates per week varies, therefore, if interested, please contact Trisha Smouse at: email@example.com.
BECOME AN ADVOCATE OR SPEAKER
If your passion has a voice we welcome you to join the coalition’s speakers' bureau to bring education to others on the issue of human trafficking. The coalition receives numerous speaking requests every week and needs trained volunteers to handle these speaking engagements. Please join the speakers' bureau to help raise awareness and to hone your public speaking abilities.
Awareness is one of the most important tools in this fight against modern day slavery and the coalition strives to get information about recognition, response, and prevention to area schools, hospitals, churches, and organizations.
There is a one day training to become a part of this group. The training will take place at The Salvation Army Office, 966 East Main Street. Register online at: http://ahtspeakersbureau.eventbrite.com
MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION
The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking program is one of the only programs in Central Ohio that provides comprehensive case management to victims of human trafficking. This means that Salvation Army staff are working directly with survivors to attain immediate safety, permanent housing, counseling, medical care, job placement, and more.
Your generous donations help keep our program afloat as we walk with these survivors down their path of restoration and recovery. Your financial donations will be used to cover costs such as: apartment deposits, food, identification cards, and transportation.
You can make a one time or monthly donations based on the guidelines below, but remember that a financial donation of any amount will be both appreciated and used to the fullest as to satisfy the needs of our clients.
$10.00 = One complete beauty kit
$20.00 = One Art Therapy session
$30.00 = Wish Funding ~Money available for a specific request of a client that will bring them joy and healing: examples include a manicure, sit down dinner, movie tickets
$40.00 = Gift card
$55.00 = A month COTA Bus Pass
$60.00 = Gift card for clothing & other needs
$70.00 = Emergency hotel accomodations
$80.00 = 4 each, 2 hr. counciling sessions
$90.00 = Partial Rent Assistance or utility bills
$100.00 + = Partial housing deposit or monthly rent assistance
HOST A FUNDRAISER
If this is an area that you would like to host a fundraiser for the benefit of Central Ohio Rescue and Restore, please contact us directly at 614-358-2630 or e-mail Samantha Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The coalition will happily accept donations of new or gently used items for survivors and outreach efforts to spread awareness and understanding of Human Trafficking to the Central Ohio area. Donations may be dropped off at the Salvation Army receptionist desk during business hours. Please be clear that your donations are intended for the Human Trafficking Program.
Please donate clothing directly to the CATCH Program by contacting email@example.com
Items for the Well:
The Well, a Salvation Army drop-in center for sexually exploited women, is in need of numerous items including:
SUPPORT THE WELL DROP-IN CENTER
The Well is a Salvation Army drop-in center for women who have been sexually exploited or trafficking in Columbus. It is designed to enhance sense of positive self and dignity by meeting the complex needs of women who have been involved in the commercial sex industry. The Well's drop-in hours are 1PM - 9PM every Thursday. The address in not public in order to protect the privacy of the women who stop by, but if you are a woman in distress and would like the address please call (614) 285-4357.
If you are interested in volunteering at The Well you must first attend an all day training by registering at http://ahtthewell.eventbrite.com
Also, every Thursday a hot meal is provided to the women who drop-in. You can sign-up to provide this meal. Here is where you can sign-up for these opportunities: http://salvationarmycolumbus.volunteerhub.com.
MAKE AN ON-LINE PAYPAL DONATION
JOIN BELTS BREAKING BONDAGE
Belts Breaking Bondage is a student run abolitionist group at Ohio University that sews and sells waist belts and necklaces to raise funds to donate to various organizations fighting human trafficking.
The Coalition is forming a Columbus Chapter to raise funds and awareness for its members, outreach efforts, and survivors.
For more information, contact Christina Conrad at Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org
BECOME A PARTNER OR VOLUNTEER
Want to get involved in Ohio? Want to make a difference in someone's life?
Join Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition to fight modern day slavery. You can volunteer your devoted time and talents to this cause by completing the supporter form and submitting it to Trisha Smouse. We will contact you once we have received your information.
If you are an organization and want to become one of our partners, please complete the supporter form and we will contact you directly.
To see our list of volunteer opportunities and to sign-up for various activities, please visit this website: http://salvationarmycolumbus.volunteerhub.com.
Have questions or concerns, call us directly at 614-437-2159 or contact us at email@example.com.