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Resilience Rising in the Justice Run

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BENEFITING: 31 20 INC

ORGANIZER: RESILIENCE RISING

EVENT: Justice Run 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 02, 2016

Erin Graff

THE STORY:

The United States is currently the number one offender of childhood sex trafficking. Despite the estimated 300,000 domestic enslaved child sex workers, there exist minimal resources for their rescue and rehabilitation, and only a handful of therapeutic residential centers to support this population. Currently, only 18 out of the 50 states have implemented Safe Harbor laws, which recognize these children as victims instead of criminals. 

Resilience Rising, based in Denver, provides services ranging from basic care, such as food, clothing, and doctor and court visits, to mental health and physical fitness. As part of my first year in the Master of Social Work program at MSU Denver, I have the privilege of interning with Resilience Rising and developing a trauma-informed yoga program to support the holistic healing process. 

As physical health and movement are an integral part of our mission, Resilience Rising will be participating in this year's Justice Run. The proceeds from this event, as well as your donations, will help us to open our doors this fall. Please take a moment to read more detailed information below and to check out our website. We are deeply grateful for any contribution you may offer! 

RESILIENCE RISING wrote -

The sex trafficking of domestic minors is finally starting to appear in the news and subsequently resound on the conscience of the American public as well as lawmakers. Safe Harbor laws, recognizing these youth as victims of sexual abuse and exploitation instead of treating them as criminals, are slowly but surely being implemented into state laws. While all of this is progress for the cause, there are still very few safe places for these children to reside once they are rescued from their abusers.

Most of the youth involved in the sex trade are runaways from abusive and neglectful homes of origin or already involved in the child welfare system. There are currently only a handful of therapeutic, residential programs in the entire country created specifically for this population. Resilience Rising is in the process of becoming another one of these homes. We are based in Colorado but can take youth from anywhere in the country. We have the capacity to house eight female youth and two small children to accommodate teenage mothers. Resilience Rising provides such basic needs as shelter, food, clothing, and nurturing; case management for medical and dental care, substance abuse treatment, and legal advocacy; onsite mental health services, including individual, group, creative arts, and animal therapy; an onsite school, focusing on GED attainment and college placement; and an onsite physical fitness program.

Resilience Rising is in its final stages of opening, which includes inspections and licensing through various county and state entities. Once completed, we are aiming for a fall grand opening. We have begun outreach to the local FBI’s Innocence Lost Task Force, multiple district attorneys’ offices, juvenile probation, and social services. All have youth on their caseloads ready for placement and are eager for Resilience Rising to open its doors. Your donations towards Resilience Rising’s team in the Justice Run will allow us to open our doors as soon as possible to vulnerable youth desperately needing a place to call home.

At Resilience Rising we believe that it takes a village to raise a child. We hope that you will join our village as we fight the sexual exploitation of American children. You can learn more about our background, our program, and our team by visiting our website at www.resilience-rising.org. Thank you for believing in these girls and in the work we do. We couldn't do what we do without YOU!

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To This Fundraiser

$420

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alisa Graff

     

  • Blaine

    $25

  • Emily Carter

    $25

  • Becca G

    $20

  • Gillian Wood

    $10

  • Joe Rotolo

    $50

  • Sean Wissing

    $45

  • Lori Bucholz

    $100

  • Rachael

    $15

  • Kendra J

    $20

  • Renee K

    $20

  • Jillian

    $25

  • Lindsay Rosser

    $25

  • naomi andrews

    $15

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60% Raised of$700 Goal

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The Team: $8,111 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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RESILIENCE RISING

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$3,251

 

22% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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Katharine Perekslis

Amount Raised

$2,800

 

140% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Rachel Wirtanen

Amount Raised

$825

 

92% Raised of$900 Goal

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Erin Graff

Amount Raised

$420

 

60% Raised of$700 Goal

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Carolyn Van der Vorst

Amount Raised

$340

 

49% Raised of$700 Goal

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Linda Hall

Amount Raised

$175

 

175% Raised of$100 Goal

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Rekha Rajagopal

Amount Raised

$155

 

62% Raised of$250 Goal

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Daisy Lopez

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$130

 

130% Raised of$100 Goal

Donor Comments

naomi andrews

naomi andrews

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Lindsay Rosser

Lindsay Rosser

DONATION: $25

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Jillian

Jillian

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Renee K

Renee K

DONATION: $20

Proud of you Erin! This is amazing! 4 years ago

Kendra J

Kendra J

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Rachael

Rachael

DONATION: $15

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Lori Bucholz

Lori Bucholz

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sean Wissing

Sean Wissing

DONATION: $45

4 years ago

Joe Rotolo

Joe Rotolo

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Gillian Wood

Gillian Wood

DONATION: $10

Welcome to the team!! 4 years ago