How Can You Help?

JOIN US AND BRING YOUR SKILLS

The Coalition appreciates and utilizes the uniqueness of its members' abilities and ideas. If you have any ideas on how you would like to fight modern day slavery the coalition is the perfect avenue to facilitate your success. Please contact us with your ideas! Volunteers are needed to staff the 24/7 Hotline; to raise awareness by taking speaking requests; to staff The Well drop-in center; to provide dinner to the Well; to assist with street outreach; and to help with a variety of other initiatives. For information on these particular volunteer activities, please see below. For more information on volunteer opportunities and trainings, contact Samantha Hudson at samantha.hudson@use.salvationarmy.org. To volunteer directly with Gracehaven, Doma International, or any other coalition members, please visit their websites.

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 samantha.hudson@use.salvation.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:

Street Team:
Although more male volunteers are needed to drive the van, all upcoming street outreach shifts for female volunteers (who actually get out of the van to distribute the gift bags) are open. To check for shift availability, visit: http://salvationarmycolumbus.volunteerhub.com

Trainings to be a part of the group who go out to the streets and meet with the women take place on a monthly basis. The training is held the second Monday of every month from 6-8pm at the Salvation Army. To register for an upcoming training, please visit: http://ahtoutreach.eventbrite.com


Donation Squad:
This effort has no direct funding source and operates purely on donations and the passion of volunteers. You can network between friends, family, organizations, companies, and churches to gather donations for the gift bags. Items may be dropped off at the Salvation Army receptionist desk during business hours. Such items include but are not limited to:

  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Hand written short notes of encouragement
  • Pre-packaged treats (chocolate bars/chips/pastries)
  • Drinks (ex: juice box, water, soda)
  • Plastic container, ready-eat meals (lunchables/spaghettios)
  • Alcohol wipes/hand sanitizer 
  • Condoms
  • Mouth wash/toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products (ex: tampons, feminine wipes)
  • Chap stick, lip gloss, lotions, body spray 
  • Anything else you feel a woman would appreciate!

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: trisha.smouse@use.salvationarmy.org.

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. T
he 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

There are endless ways to acquire financial donations for a cause or organization, however, the benefits of hosting a fund raiser is that you can reach many people at one time.

We would greatly appreciate your efforts in this area and would help support your fund raiser for Central Ohio Rescue and Restore via advertisement on this site as well as connecting your project with our partners.

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 614-935-1511 or e-mail
Samantha Hudson at samantha.hudson@use.salvation.org.


 DONATE  ITEMS
Wish List

  • Gas Cards
  • Gift Cards to local stores
  • Full Size Shampoo
  • Full Size Conditioner
  • Paper  Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Storage Containers
  • Fabric

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 info@domaconnection.org

Plastic:   

  • Gas Cards
  • Phone Card
  • Gift cards to area grocery stores
  • Bus passes (single rides/weekly/monthly)

Household Items:

  • Blankets & bedding
  • Small kitchen appliances (ex: toaster, coffee maker)
  • Cleaning supplies ex: (brooms, mops, sponges, bleach, dish soap, laundry detergent)
  • Bathroom items (ex: towels, toilet paper, shower curtains)
  • Hygiene supplies (ex: full-size shampoo, full-size conditioner, full-size shower gel)

Items for the Well:

The Well, a Salvation Army drop-in center for sexually exploited women, is in need of numerous items including: 

       
  • Board Games
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Fabric cleaner
  • Air fresheners
  • Storage racks
  • Hanging shelving units
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric
  • Art supplies
  • Clay
  • Paint by number
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons & markers
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Nail files
  • Canvas tote bags
  • Puffy paint
  • Cloth pens & markers
  • Yarn
  • Crochet/knitting needles
  • Wii video games
  • Anything else you feel the women would appreciate!

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 - 5PM every Tuesday. 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 Tuesday 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

All donations go through the Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition manager, the Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Department, which manages the coalition and provides direct services to human trafficking victims. All donations will be used to support the Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition and to help human trafficking victims in Ohio get the treatment needed to help them recover and live normal healthy lives.

You can donate through PayPal by clicking the Donate button below. You may also donate by mailing a check payable to the Salvation Army to "The Salvation Army 966 E. Main St. Columbus OH 43205" and writing "Anti-Human Trafficking" in the purpose line.

   JOIN BELTS BREAKING BONDAGE

Belts Breaking Bondage is the entrepreneurial arm of The Salvation Army's Anti-Human Trafficking Leadership Instititute called "The Well'. BBB's role in the eradication of sex trafficking is to collaborate with volunteers andpay survivors to create handmade fabric fashion products to be sold to raise funds and awareness about modern day slavery. Eighty-five percent of all donations go to providing financial stipends to the survivors of sex trafficking who create the BBB products and other restoration efforts of The Well.

 

BBB Employees and supporters believe that we can end the consumption of wom en through the sex industry by creating an avenue where activism generates awareness about human trafficking and opportunities for survivors to be empowered.

Help is needed to make the merchandise (you don’t need to know how to sew), collect supplies (fabric, thread, scissors, beads), and sell the products at Columbus events.

For more information, contact Christina Conrad at
Christina.conrad@use.salvationarmy.org


To Order BBB Prodcucts Visit our Etsy Website at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeltsBreakingBondage

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 info@centralohiorescueandrestore.org.


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