GIVING BACK

WBN Annual Service Project

Each year, WBN chooses a deserving organization for its annual service project. Chapters may submit an application on behalf of an organization they feel would benefit from some type of active participation from our WBN members. Throughout the year, different activities/fundraising opportunities for the service project take place.

A call for applications takes place annually. Learn more about the application requirements.

2019-2020 Service Project

Living in Liberty helps victims rescued from enslavement, providing a range of services to both victims of sex trafficking and the general public that align with our vision of helping to eradicate human trafficking. We also educate those who are not aware of the severity of this epidemic. They have a safe house , which is a secure location where victims of sex trafficking receive the treatment and services they need to overcome the trauma they have experienced and gain the confidence and skills necessary to live independently. Living in Liberty provides a loving, caring, homelike environment where victims can feel safe, secure and welcome. The house is a full-service facility with the amenities of an average American home. While in the safe house, residents have access to the following services:

Loving and Caring Environment: The most important part of recovering from such a traumatic experience is being part of a community that provides a loving and caring environment. The house is a place to receive treatment but also to build relationships with fellow victims and care givers, an important step on the road to recovery.

Health Care: Because most residents have a wide variety of health issues, while in our care they have access to health care services to aid in their recovery. These services include medicines, treatment for diseases and malnourishment, substance addiction recovery and other services as necessary.

Counseling: Counseling services range from mental health counseling to help victims accept the situation from which they were rescued, to drug and substance abuse counseling to help victims recover.

Food: Most victims have come from situations in which they were not eating regularly or are malnourished. They need balanced healthy meals to help rebuild their bodies. We provide nutritious foods and a fully functioning kitchen. This allows some victims to learn how to cook and maintain a clean kitchen.

Clothing: Many victims have few, if any, possessions. Through donations we provide clothing for the victims.

Education: The women learn basic life skills such as cooking, cleaning and interacting with other people to advanced life skills like balancing a check book and preparing a resume, and have access to materials to learn subjects taught in schools like reading, writing and mathematics. Residents also can learn crafts such as sewing and have access to resources to express themselves through art. The combination of all of these skills will help to prepare the women to get jobs and become independent.

Legal Counseling Referrals: The victims need access to a wide array of legal services, from assistance in registering the necessary paperwork to get their U.S. citizenship to providing information that may lead to the prosecution of traffickers. We provide as much legal assistance as possible to help the women successfully move on once they leave the house.

We will be learning more about this worthwhile cause as the year progresses, but in the meantime visit their website at LIVINGINLIBERTY.ORG

SERVICE PROJECT CHAIR
Kim Reuss (Cranberry Chapter)
kimreuss@allstate.com
Ph:  724-759-2249

How To Help

  • Sign-up your Amazon Account Shop with amazon smile and choose Living in Liberty to be your charity of choice smile.amazon.com you must use this login every time you purchase on Amazon
  • Like the Living in Liberty Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/livinginliberty.org/
  • Subscribe to the Living in Liberty updates on the website
    www.livinginliberty.org

WBN Training

This training is perfect for those that are interested in learning about Living in Liberty whether you would like to directly volunteer or would just like to know how you can help. This training is a one-time training, required for all Living in Liberty and Repurposed direct volunteers. The training is 2 hours. We spend one hour covering Living in Liberty and a second hour learning “Human Trafficking 101.”

When: 
Saturday, July 20th from 9:00 AM—11:00 AM
Where: 
Allison Park Church 2326
Duncan Avenue, Allison Park

A brunch networking will follow the training.

Donations Needed

Outreach Bath Bag:
A bath bag is given to a woman who desires to clean up or shower at the Care Center. We provide the towel. Pre-packaging these items in a gallon size Ziploc bag and labeled “Bath Bag” ready to be distributed to the women is very helpful. As noted below, the size should be clearly marked on the outside of the bath bag.

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Washcloth
  • Shampoo/conditioner (hotel size is fine)
  • Small bar soap
  • Small lotion (hotel size is fine)
  • Candy: mints (Tic-Tac, Lifesavers, Mentos or wrapped peppermints)
  • Under-panties (one new pair with the size on the outside of the bag S,M,L,XL).

Optional items:

  • Snack/sandwich size bag with a few Q-tips, cotton balls, emery board, safety pin, Band-Aid
  • Small mouthwash
  • Pair of socks

Outreach Street Bags:
Outreach bags are used on the street to connect with women. These bags can vary in content. Edibles should be in snack size bags inside the outer bag. Choose which items you want to include. Package your items, one each, in Ziploc bags.

  • Lip balm
  • Hand cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wrapped candy
  • Granola bar
  • Lotion
  • Small deodorant
  • Socks suited for the season
  • Personal feminine wipes
  • Small flashlight
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth and soap

FEEL FREE TO BRING DONATIONS TO THE UPCOMING JULY LEADERSHIP TRAINING