Empty Frames Initiative is inspired and driven by the heart of the Father.
We believe everyone is created with a purpose.
Our goal is to empower orphaned and vulnerable youth with discipleship,
training in life skills and a supportive community.
Around the world youth aging out of state care are put into vulnerable positions. It’s not uncommon for kids to age out, try to navigate this new road on their own, and then become susceptible to traffickers, get involved in criminal life, or commit suicide. In these moments, when the challenges faced by the orphan make life look like an empty frame, blank and expectant, we are looking challenge cultural paradigms by shifting perspectives and inviting people to take part in filling empty frames.
We carry an international vision and, by the Lord’s grace, we are beginning in Raleigh, NC.
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Transforming Hope strives to EDUCATE the general public on the issue of human trafficking, PREVENT exploitation from becoming a reality for children in the Triangle, and help to RESTORE the lives of children and their families who have already been affected by human trafficking.
Through education, we have trained more than 3,000 individuals on the issue of human trafficking, how to recognize it, and how to respond to a potential victim. Those educated include law enforcement, medical professionals, Wake County school nurses, W.I.C. workers, volunteer mentors in Durham County schools, teens, and the general public.
Through prevention, we’ve created a 45-minute workshop for middle and high school students to equip and empower them to value others and avoid being lured into human trafficking. In September, 2015, we also helped pass a law that states all middle and high schools in NC shall provide awareness and prevention of human trafficking to their students.
Through restoration, we are developing and building a wrap-around program. This program utilizes collaborations around the Triangle to “wrap around” a family in need of holistic care after experiencing the trauma of being exploited.
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