ENABLES NORTH DAKOTA
SURVIVORS TO SUCCEED
AND GET ESTABLISHED
BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY.
Abuse, abandonment, poverty, and neglect leave thousands of people hopeless after being trafficked. After shelter care, these victims have a very long road ahead of them. Once on their own, many experience depression, suicidal thoughts, and are very vulnerable to entering the sex industry again. For most, safe employment and higher education remain out of reach. Without an advocate, there is little hope. The Next Step ND is here to bridge the gap and meet the needs of those who have been trafficked or have been affiliated with human trafficking and are looking for long-term healing and restoration.
1. To meet a financial need: Many victims of human trafficking have little coming out of shelter care. The Next Step ND, will be able to help meet a financial need to get back on their feet and restored back into their community.
2. To encourage in context of community: More important than the money, survivors are in great need for emotional support and new positive healthy relationships. The Next Step ND, will work to meet the human need of being in a community of others by building trusted friendships with loving people.
3. To prevent this from happening: Along with helping survivors, we are also working on the prevention side through awareness and educational speaking events. We do this at churches, schools, homes or anywhere we are asked to share.
The Next Step ND is a group of Christian men and women of all ages. Yet there is one thing that unites us all...
Restoring faith, hope, and love in the context of community to those who are hurting.
We have all reached a point where we realized all the work done in our lives is not the end point, but rather the beginning! We have entered into our destiny as rescuers, restorers of hope, and those who must help the people around them. We desire to help in loosening the bonds of people's emotional and physical bondage specifically from local human trafficking.