Our three-part method:
We meet people impacted by commercial sex exploitation through outreaches, online engagement, and referrals.
We offer a safe space of love and belonging through holistic empowerment programs. We believe “Faith in action is love. Love in action is service.” (Mother Theresa)
We connect people impacted by commercial sex exploitation with the unique resources needed through ACCESS, Lovely, and Stop Demand School.
Within the JSL model, we have watched women’s lives and their children’s lives improve. Our goal is empowerment, not enablement. All of the individuals we encounter are daughters, some are sisters, aunts, and wives, and roughly 80% are mothers. Many of these women walked through abortion or had children removed from custody; some are homeless, some stay in hotels, and few own a home; many are hungry and face poor nutrition. Despite what the media may lead you to believe, the glamorization of the sex industry is not reality.
As we empower these women, we believe that we are also helping their children to have bright and hope-filled futures. In the past few years, we have: relocated a client on the run from her human trafficker, relocated a commercial sex survivor in Oklahoma fleeing abuse, advocated for several women through CPS, provided the U.S. Marshals with information on a fugitive, provided assistance to the Juvenile Detention Center of Waco, advocated for treatment and mental health care, helped provide dentures, secured pro-bono surgery, saw commercial sex survivors open their hearts to Christ, taught Bible studies, hosted successful retreats for commercial sex survivors, and assisted in the adoption of a baby boy from a commercial sex survivor to a JSL advisor’s family!
Success equals our obedience. If we GO, LOVE and CONNECT, then we succeed. We love these individuals with no strings attached; our ministry is not based on conditions. Yet, we see external impact and quantified “success stories” every month we go!