Beauty From Ashes (BFA) Ministries will be presenting the multi-media presentation, "It's Not Glamorous & Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking", to teens on Tuesday, March 29th at the Brookwood Girl's Home. Human trafficking over-comer and BFA Founder, Julie Shematz, will be presenting. Additionally, the event will have in attendance teenage girls from Hind's Feet Mentoring and the Children's Network. All three organizations work with foster care teens, nationally recognized as an extremely vulnerable populous for sex trafficking.
4/6-4/8 1st ANNUAL VICTIM'S CONFERENCE: Birmingham, AL BFA's, Julie Shematz, will be attending this conference and has been asked to be a speaker.
4/11 OUT OF SHADOWS with BRAD DENNIS of KLAUS KIDS: Naples, FL For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-340-2980.
4/12 CSEC TRAINING - COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN: Broward County, FL
4/5 & 4/21 EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS RESULTING FROM ABSUSE - NEURODEVELOPMENT: Webinar presented by Anita Remig, Ed.D., F.P.P.R., F.S.M.I.
NATIONAL VICTIMS OF CRIME ONLINE TRAINING:
Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online) & Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery
For the latest in local and national human trafficking and victim assistance trainings, as well as, the most recent news in domestic human sex trafficking, see the www.BeautyFromAshes.org home page.
SCHEDULE BFA FOR AN EVENT: BFA provides education, in service, and trainings on human trafficking for social service agencies, universities, churches, groups, businesses, and clubs. To schedule a speaker and for more information, CLICK HERE
BFA AMBASSADOR & INTERN OPPORTUNITIES: BFA is a grass roots organization that has been officially on the front lines reaching and restoring victims of commercialized sexual exploitation (CSE) and human sex trafficking since 2005. Our founder has over 14 years of experience working with these victims and we are the only survivor founded and led organization in the state of Florida. Our programs include community Education and victim Advocacy, in addition to Awareness, Prevention, Intervention and Restoration services to victims, service providers, task forces and coalitions, non-government organizations (NGOs) and law enforcement agencies. We need your help. Be a part of the solution and become a slavery abolitionist, join the BFA FREEdom™ Team today. For more information, CLICK HERE
BFA MARCH STRIP CLUB OUTREACH REPORT: CLICK HERE
EASTER OUTREACH GIFTS, CARE PACKAGES & ASSEMBLY: Every month on the 1st Saturday of the month BFA meets to assemble outREACH gifs and care packages for victims of CSE & human sex trafficking. Our next meeting is April 2nd 9am - 1pm at Barry University and we welcome anyone to assist us. We assemble approximately 75-100 gifts a month and are in need of Easter themed gift items such as: Bibles, devotionals, bookmarks, pens, tracts, toiletries, candies, candles, etc.
FORT MYERS AREA PASTORS: If you are a local pastor willing to open your doors and arms to these victims, please contact us about your Easter services and we will include your church's information in the outREACH gift bags.
BREAKING FREE LIFE SKILLS & SUPPORT GROUP: Wednesdays at Barry University 1-3pm. For victims and over-comers of CSE and human sex trafficking. Child care and lunch provided. Registration required. Contact Julie Shematz at email@example.com or call 239-939-9218 to register.
WEEKLY GLOBAL CORPORATE PRAYER: Join BFA weekly, locally and globally for prayer to abolish slavery and for the organizations reaching, rescuing, restoring and advocating for the victims. Fridays 8-9am EST. For more information and prayer guide, CLICK HERE.
PRAYER REQUESTS: We care for you and have a team that prays over your every need. Submit your prayer request via our website CLICK HERE.
BFA PRAYER TEAM: To sign up, send your name, city and state to firstname.lastname@example.org
BFA E-NEWSLETTER SIGN UP: CLICK HERE
DONATIONS: Your partnership is vital for us to continue providing education, advocacy, and reach, rescue and restoration services to victims of CSE & human sex trafficking. Please consider becoming a partner by giving a tax deductible gift today. For $25 or more we will send you our Child of God CD. For secure online donations, CLICK HERE or mail your check, cash or money order to Beauty From Ashes, 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste, 56-623, Fort Myers, FL 33907.
Thank you for your faithful support. Together we are making a difference in the lives of many.
I'll leave you this week with Isaiah 1:17:
"Learn to do good.
Help the oppressed.
Defend the cause of orphans.
Fight for the rights of widows."
Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
Where Victims Become Over-Comers
239.939.9218 | 877.4BFA SOS (877.423.2767) Toll Free Help Line
Physical Address: 12381 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 506-1, at the site of Barry University | Fort Myers | FL | 33907 | USA | Monday-Thursday 10-5
Mailing Address: 13300 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 56-623 | Fort Myers | FL | 33907 | USA
"Survivors must be leaders in the development of services, shelter, and response protocols to sex trafficking.” - National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
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