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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BFA Assists in Victim Placement, Confidentiality of Clients, Str*p Club OutREACHes, Current Needs & More

BFA ASSISTS IN VICTIM RESTORATION PLACEMENT:  In the past two weeks, Beauty From Ashes (BFA) has provided assistance in placing four domestic victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and human sex trafficking into residential programs across the United States.  A huge thanks to the agencies and organizations that partner with us to provide a seamless continuum of reach, rescue and restoration services to this marginalized population.  

CONFIDENTIALITY OF CLIENTS:  Without a client's consent to inform or a court subpoena, BFA will not reveal personal information regarding client's.  Neither will we confirm whether or not this agency is, or ever has served individuals.  We will advise clients of individuals, that have NOT been accused and/or associated with alleged predators, traffickers, and/or abusers, who is seeking information regarding them.  It is up to the client whether or not they will make contact with those inquiring.  Alleged predators, traffickers, abusers and/or accomplices attempting to secure information regarding survivors are reported to the authorities.  Our commitment is to the autonomy, confidentiality, and justice of the persons this agency provides direct or indirect services to.

STRIP CLUB OUTREACHES: This Friday and Saturday the BFA OutREACH teams will be delivering gift bags that include bibles, God's Word for Mother's, beauty supplies,  hair products, and resource contact information into two Fort Myers strip clubs.  The team will also be serving a home cooked meal from the locker room of one of the clubs.  Please keep the outreaches in your prayers.  

BFA CURRENT NEEDS:  Want to help and get involved?  Here is a comprehensive list of how you can:  CLICK HERE

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 or call 239-939-9218 to register.

SCHEDULE BFA FOR AN EVENT:  BFA provides education, in services, 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

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

BFA MAY PRAYER REQUESTS:  For details on how to pray for BFA clients, staff, and our programs, CLICK HERE

BFA PRAYER TEAM:  To sign up, send your name, city and state to

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.


DONATIONS:  Your partnership is vital for us to continue providing education, advocacy, and reach, rescue and restoration services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation.  Please consider becoming a partner by giving a year end 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 support.  Together we are making a difference.    


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