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Wall of Hope at Refuge for Women.
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REFUGE FOR WOMEN LAS VEGAS MURAL WALL RECOGNIZES DONORS
Organization Supporting Survivors of Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation Celebrates Community Support
LAS VEGAS (June 2022) – Refuge for Women Las Vegas (RFW), recognizes Hope Builder monthly donors with Wall of Hope mural featuring a painted vine with leaves inscribed with donors’ initials, drawings and painted bricks from survivors of sexual exploitation graduates of RFW.
Designed to inspire and instill hope within the residents in the program, the mural features painted leaves and vines adorned with the initials of all monthly donors and is a physical symbol of the fundamental support of the community members who believe in the women and their journey to recovery. In addition to the vine of support, during the program’s graduation week, participants who have successfully completed the program design and paint their survivor brick with a personal message to be displayed alongside the bricks of women who have come before them and is an ongoing reminder of how far they’ve come.
Refuge for Women is the organization dedicated to empowering sexually exploited women to live a life of freedom through faith-based residential programs encompassing mental-health counseling, job training, life-skills coaching and other critical services.
“The Wall of Hope is a very important visual representation of the ongoing encouragement for a group of people rooting for the recovery of the survivors of sexual exploitation who are in our program,” said Robin Smith, executive director, Refuge for Women Las Vegas. “On average, it takes seven attempts for a typical victim to heal and not return to the lifestyle of the sex industry. This wall represents women of all ages and backgrounds and is a constant reminder to keep going. The monthly Hope Builder donors the foundational funding for critical services including weekly counseling and therapy as well as maintaining our two homes in Las Vegas.”
To learn more about being a RFW’s Hope Builder donor, please contact Robin Smith, executive director, at email@example.com or call (702) 423-3524.
ABOUT REFUGE FOR WOMEN
Refuge for Women is the nation’s largest non-profit, faith-based organization providing a continuum of care for women, age 18 and older, who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. Since establishing a chapter in Southern Nevada in 2015, the 501(c)3 organization has helped sexually exploited women across Southern Nevada live a life of freedom though faith-based, residential healing programs. In Las Vegas, the organization currently provides free, long-term housing for residents, including onsite support from the Refuge for Women staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents are provided with counselors, casework managers and experience opportunities for financial savings, job support and time to practice healthy rhythms of life with safe people in a healthy community. A transitional housing program is also available for graduates of the long-term program. For more information go to www.refugeforwomen.org/lasvegas or visit its Instagram and Facebook pages.