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Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Religion

Mission: To prevent, reach, rescue, and restore victims of commercialized sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking.

Results: Since 2005, we've provided services to over 1800 survivors. Currently, we have 30+, victim centered, services & programs.

Target demographics: CLIENTS: Adults and minors involved or associated with adult entertainment, sex industry, commercialized sexual exploitation or sex trafficking. • Locally and nationally serving domestic and international clients

Geographic areas served: Nationally

Programs: RESTORATION Medical (Lee County, Florida) Mental Health Counseling Social Services Spiritual Counseling Support/Life Skills Group - Weekly closed group for women only. Career Counseling Crisis Counseling Addiction Counseling Case Management Equine Assisted Learning Art Assisted Learning Mentorship Short-term and long-term residential program placement Relocation Consulting and referral to other service providers, governmental and nongovernmental agencies: locally and nationally Support system to loved ones of individuals engaged or involved in sex for sale business PREVENTION/EDUCATION/AWARENESS Social Service Agencies College/Universities Health Professionals Minors: Grades 4 through 12 Internships: College and non college Churches Clubs Law Enforcement Horsemanship Mentoring Art Assisted Education National Sex Industry OutREACH & AfterCARE Training - currently 2x a year (January & July) at Barry University in Fort Myers, FL AfterCARE & Mentoring Curriculum Task Force INTERVENTION OutREACH Strip Clubs High crime/low income neighborhoods Social Media Prayer Hospital & Jail Visitation Toll Free Help Line Care Packages Weekly Global Prayer ADVOCACY Legal Services

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been attending Beauty From Ashes meetings for quite a few months now. I had no idea what to expect and I had my fears of talking about my life, my past, and my addiction. All of my fears literally disappeared when I met Christa Hicks. She is loving, honest, kind, and understanding. I soon realized that this was not only Christa, but the entire organization of Beauty From Ashes. I love sharing my story and learning a better way of living in Christ. My life has truly been changed by these precious women of God and I thank Him every single that I have a safe place to go, and women that are not only equipped to help me, but anxious to do so as well. If you are struggling and feeling hopeless, just come and speak with any of us. We are in this thing called "life" together, and together we will overcome! Thank you Christa, Sharon, and all of you ladies that light up my day each time I am with you!

1 Crissy C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was someone that received help from Beauty from Ashes. Since I lived in California I received counseling by phone. This was during BFA's early days and Julie was amazing and really handled each conversation with special care. BFA really made a difference in my life at a time when I was most fragile in my recovery and I felt very cared for. I will be recommending other women who are local to BFA.