Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
(formerly the Caring Neighbors Directory)
Following our call to do justice,
Cherish All Children invites your congregation to partner with organizations serving children at risk of sexual exploitation or trafficking.
As we learn to "do justice", we can connect with organizations working to prevent homelessness, sexual exploitation, or sex trafficking. Providing children with shelter and housing, basic needs, mental health counseling, and employment makes them less vulnerable to those who prey on children and exploit them. Organizations serving children who have been sexually exploited or trafficked do the difficult work of providing trauma-informed care, healing, and empowering those who have been unprotected or at risk of exploitation.
These organizations need our support.
The organizations in this directory help children to feel and be safe. All are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Our offers of volunteer work, in-kind donations, and cash allow them to serve more children, who in turn are less likely to be exploited.
Your partnership with one of these organizations is vital to
providing the care these children and youth need.
How do you begin? Find an organization in cities throughout Minnesota with which your congregation might partner. Visit the agency. Ask them what their greatest need is. Can your congregation help? If not, is there another way you can provide assistance? Invite a staff member to do a presentation to your congregation. If this agency is not a good fit for your congregation, contact another one.
Outside of Minnesota? Use this directory as a model to create one for your local community. You can start with a websearch such as "Anti-trafficking youth organizations" in your state.
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