Lighthouse for Life is here to teach the people of South Carolina about the realities of the current plague of human trafficking, not just globally or nationally, but right here in their own communities. We strive to EDUCATE and raise awareness about human trafficking in order to provide people with the knowledge and tools needed to EMPOWER them to detect the warning signs of potential human trafficking situations in an effort to protect their own communities. Our mission exists to engage the South Carolina community, to increase awareness and to RESTORE victims of human trafficking to physical, spiritual and emotional wholeness through understanding, love and support.
How can we hope to fight something if we don’t even know that it exists? Despite being the second largest criminal enterprise in the world and the fastest growing, sex trafficking is often misunderstood, overlooked, and ignored. Lighthouse for Life recognizes the critical importance of educating our communities about sex trafficking and how it impacts them. We seek to meet with individuals, families, schools, churches, and civic organizations to share our knowledge of sex trafficking and to empower our audiences with ways they can fight back. Our communities deserve to know what to look for, how to protect themselves and their loved ones, and who to call should they suspect sex trafficking taking place.
If you would like to request a speaker or host an awareness event, Contact us today!
From day one it has been our mission to provide a safe, nurturing environment for victims of human trafficking on their long and difficult road to recovery. After almost 4 years we are so happy to introduce you to Karis Home. We have chosen the name Karis as it is the Greek word for grace and the word home is used intentionally rather than house because we want to provide a Home of Grace. Karis Home is uniquely designed to provide long term restorative care to female survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking between the ages of 12 – 21.
At Karis Home we strive to create a safe, stable environment while focusing on not only the physical needs of survivors, but also their emotional and spiritual needs as well through a family style of care. We are fully staffed with on-site counselor, teacher and caregivers along with a team of other professionals all working together to meet each survivor where she is and as she is.
IMPORTANT DECEMBER 18, 2018 KARIS HOME UPDATE
Recently a concerned community member asked "Why are there still no residents at Karis Home?" Thats an excellent question and perhaps others of you are wondering the same thing. Over the past 4 years you have faithfully partnered with us and we have come so far. We first completed renovations bringing it up to state and county codes specifically in place for group homes for children. We then acquired licensure from the SC Department of Social Services. The next step was to secure a contract with DSS as well. It has been a long and tedious process but WE ARE ALMOST THERE.
The ONLY THING needed for survivors to be able to come and live at Karis Home are our Caregivers. The home is completely paid for, the beds are made, the pantry is stocked and DSS is on standby to send girls our way. So once we have our entire staff hired and trained its Go Time! If you know somone interested in a Caregiving position please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can believe us when we say nobody wants Karis Home open and occupied more than we do. Please continue to support, pray and partner with us in this ministry. WE are too close to the starting line to give up now.
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