The Mission at Serenity Ranch, founded in 2010, will be opening “My Daughter’s House” in January. The organization received the home in 2012 and has been working to renovate it to help women who have been victimized by human trafficking, founder Cheryl Briggs said.
Now the organization is reaching out to the public for both donations and sponsorships. The nonprofit also is looking for commitments from the community to cover monthly building expenses or utilities for one year, paid directly to the company, Briggs said.
Briggs, a survivor of human trafficking, stressed that no amount is insignificant, and monthly sponsorships for women at the home are needed.
The organization is hoping to create a “gold standard” model for rehabilitation programs for victims of human trafficking that can be utilized around the world, Briggs said. The program works with victims to create foundations for physical, mental and emotional health and also promote achieving academic milestones, creating budgeting skills and developing social and relationship skills.
“These women will leave Serenity Ranch as responsible, productive and contributing members of our society, educated enough to support themselves and lead independent lives, just like everyone else,” Briggs said.
Learn more at Jonathan Garris’ YourHoustonNews.com article: As safe house nears completion, group reaches out to community.