Seattle Shelter for Human Trafficking Victims
Our organization, JustOne, had the privilege of facilitating the opening party for Nell’s House: Homes of Freedom (founded by the Tronie Foundation) last night in Seattle. The Homes of Freedom is a movement to establish homes around the world for those who are victims of human trafficking. Nell’s House (name of the home in Seattle area) is the first human trafficking shelter ever to be established in the state of Washington.
JustOne, through our network called One Voice to End Slavery, has entered partnership with Homes of Freedom to develop more homes throughout the United States. We hope that this would be the first of many in the upcoming years.
The party itself took place at Mosaic Coffee House in the Seattle area. We had over 150 people show up from the area (Washington and Oregon) to celebrate and help kick-off the shelter. The evening included a brief introduction to the issues of human trafficking by Greg Russinger, videos on the issue, my interview with Rani and Trong (founders of the Tronie Foundation and survivors of trafficking), and a Q&A time.
The following are some photos from the evening:
Our JustOne table…
Rani and Trong…founders of the Homes of Freedom
The mysterious man who always makes things happen for JustOne…even working sideways…!
More photos are available on my flick link on the side bar…
Thanks everyone who supported the night!