News from
SPRING
2018
April-June

GREETINGS FROM OUR FOUNDER

Hello and happy spring! We've just reached our 9 month mark since first opening our SGV residential program last July. We are excited that we have been able to provide housing and services to 6 different girls since that time.  One exciting opportunity that we had this quarter with one of our girls is that we were able to help her obtain legal support & counsel involving an outstanding warrant that had been hanging over her for several years. In an effort to clear any outstanding legal issues so that she could begin working toward finding employment, we were able to connect her to a pro bono attorney through
the Social Justice Advocacy Project who assisted her. Because we were able to advocate for her in court and prove that she is in our program doing well, the judge closed her case. That warrant is now one less barrier that stands in the way of her journey toward future job employment. 

We are daily reminded that our job is to plant as many seeds as we can in the time that we are given with each girl because we never know how long each one will be with us.  Every hour of therapy, every night of safe sleep, every conversation, every day that we get to be a source of  consistent  support in a girl's life is being used in some way to set her free. I hope you take a few minutes to read through our 2017 Annual Report so that you too can be encouraged for how you are making this difference in setting girls free. 

Serving with you,

Charlene Heydorn, Founder & CEO

 
Our 2017 Annual Report is here! 
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We are hiring!
 
We currently have positions available for a Program Assistant and a Therapist Intern. For more information on these positions, please email charlene@redeemingloveca.com or annef@redeemingloveca.com



Big news in the fight against human trafficking...

In the past week alone, there have been some HUGE advances in breaking down some of the systems that enable sex trafficking. If you are not familiar with Backpage.com, it has been the number one means for selling children and adults online for sex. Please take some time to read about the following events that have happened this past week which are dismantling this evil empire.

April 6, 2018 - Backpage.com and affiliated websites were seized and shut down by the FBI Read about it....

April 11, 2018 - President Trump signs FOSTA bill targeting online sex trafficking enabling states and victims to pursue websites. Read about it...

April 13, 2018 - Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer pleads guilty in three states and agrees to testify against other website officials. Read about it...

    WHAT'S COMING UP FOR RL?         
May 4, Friday - 2nd Annual Spring Gala, Treasured, at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana
Hear from a survivors speaker and support our efforts to open another residential program in Orange County. Tickets are $80 and prices go up to $90 after 4/15. Learn more and buy tickets here.


June 2, Saturday - Run 4 Their Lives 5k in Glendora, CA
 Registration is $24 until May 18.  Refer 1 or more participants and get a refund of up to $20.00. Share your referral code with family and friends and for each of the first FOUR people who register using your referral code, you will receive a $2 refund. For the FIFTH registrant using your code, you are refunded up to $20! So share your referral code and encourage people to come out and run! 

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We also have a need for some of the following items:
  • Consumable home goods (paper goods, cleaning supplies, toiletries, art and craft supplies, office supplies, food staples)
  • Books (Any genre but please refrain from explicitly violent or sexually graphic books. Children's book, including picture books are also welcome)
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Redeeming Love
PO Box 2217
Covina, CA 91722
(626) 775-5080

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