Our house is in trouble and we need your help to save it.
We are not talking about our house that we live in. We are talking about the house we use for transitional housing for Human Trafficking victims, and most recently Ukrainan refugees. If we lose this house we will lose a vital piece of our mission and we need you (and your money) to save us.
Just last year (2021) our board voted to approve a plan to provide support services for victims of human trafficking. The package would include transitional housing for victims of human trafficking for up to three months, with extensions on a case by case basis if necessary. During the time the trafficking victims are housed, we would provide life skills training, employment assistance, support groups, legal support, and relocation/settlement services so these special people could rejoin society into a permanent and productive living situation. Later, with the war in Ukraine and the possibility that refugees would be coming to the US, the CAAPSorg board approved the expansion of the program to help Ukrainian refugees through the same program since the needs would be similar.
The human trafficking victims program was slow to start, and before it could get moving, our former president died from Covid, leaving us in a difficult position because it was a portion of his house that was going to be used for our purposes. His passing has left us in precarious predicament. The payments on the house were able to be deferred until the end of October 2022, under a Covid relief program, but that time is quickly approaching and we will have a lump sum due then, and it costs us about $3000 per month to maintain the house. Use of the house allows us to care for anywhere from 12 to 15 individuals, or two to three families, per three month cycle so our cost per person is about $1700 give or take depending on needs. (Every situation is different). Some people need clothing, some people can not work. Some people need to get through asylum and other legal processes. Our mission is fluid in catering to the needs, but stern on requiring our guests to contribute in their own success. We don’t just give a fish; we teach our guest to fish so they can succeed and survive their assimilation into a new society. If we lose the house then we will be severely limited in the help we can give to victims that really need our assistance.
For this reason, we are seeking your help. We are looking for individual donations, business donations, recurring donations, and corporate sponsorships to help us save this house. We are even seeking government grants, however grant approval typically takes longer than we have to wait.
Every dollar matters at this point and it is my sincere hope that for the sake of the people that need our help, you can spare those dollars that will enable us to continue to help those that desperately need it.
As always, if you are a trafficking victim that requires assistance, or you know someone that is, or you are a Ukrainian refugee in need of assistance whether it is living assistance, life skills, or legal, please contact us by directly emailing us, or calling us using the contact information on our site, https://www.caapsorg.org . Do not use the forms on the site to apply. We receive a lot of spam and you may not get the quick response you need.
If you are a champion of making a difference and want to be someone’s hero today, please donate to our cause using the links below. W can not do it without you and this is too important of an issue to fail. Even as little as the cost of a cup of coffee can make a difference.
(*New) Save our House, Save Some Lives!
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