At the center of our program to help restore, rehabilitate, and empower survivors of human trafficking is our drop-in resource center. It is a place where survivors and mentors alike can convene and share hope in each other’s recovery and where survivors can then become mentors themselves. With our center, we are cultivating a community of thrivers that is more important to the larger community of San Diego with every passing day.Alabaster Jar Project is fortunate enough to have received a grant from Hope For San Diego that will allow us to operate our resource center for the next year.
Hope For San Diego is an organization that recognizes that San Diego is a Californian paradise where the struggles of our community, such as human trafficking, homelessness, and cases of abuse, are often overlooked and swept under the rug. Because their mission is to engage the SD community to care for and invest in its underserved neighbors, we felt that it was natural to reach out to them to help us in our own mission to empower the lives of survivors of exploitation.
This achievement means that we will have a whole year to reach out to our community of the San Diegans who are left in the shadows, once victimized by exploitation and modern slavery, and inspire to them to live a life they may have never thought possible. By surrounding new survivors with survivor sisters who are already working towards their goal of true independence, providing resources for social services, and making necessary items like food, clothing, and toiletries readily available, we can have a lasting impact on our community.
We believe that this is a great step towards our overall mission and are striving to gain more support with every passing year. Our Drop-in Resource Center is undeniably important to our community and our organization as a whole, and we cannot operate it without the help of our donors and supporters.
If you feel compelled to give to our community of survivor sisters and goal to empower those affected by exploitation and human trafficking in San Diego, please visit our donate page at alabasterjarproject.org/donate