Passionate about the work we’re doing? There are several ways to get involved in the Just Love Worldwide mission. Scroll down to see how you can join our community and support survivors of human trafficking.
If you can imagine a victim of human trafficking, a person trapped in an endless nightmare, you have to imagine their escape. Escaping should result in a safe, warm, welcoming shelter where survivors can breathe, shower, and rest before they have to think about next steps in a long healing process. Our vision is a beautiful, clean, comfortable home where survivors can feel safe and loved while the next course of action is evaluated by professionals. These facilities are expensive to purchase and maintain, so we need your support.
The Just Love Boutique is a beautiful space created for victims and survivors where they can shop until their heart’s content! Women will be welcome to an open, calming space to enjoy a true shopping experience (without the price tags of course). It's a time for them to have fun and reclaim or find their own unique style. The result is confidence, dignity, and pride -- things that are crucial to their healing and restorative process.
Gently used, hip fun, on trend clothing can be donated by dropping off at the Eastpoint Church 345 Clarks Pond Parkway, South Portland. during business hours We are very particular about what we provide for our friends, they deserve the best!!!
Many survivors have no home to return to, no family, and no one to be there to walk them along the winding road ahead. Long term shelters that allow time to heal and recover are extremely limited, with only 5 beds in the state of Maine and only three other homes in New England. Just Love envisions a long term shelter where survivors can rest, heal, become a part of a community, and grow with support from each other. This type of home would also provide an opportunity for learning a skill and discovering how to take back their life.
Please join us for one of our Engage Together to END Human Trafficking Classes. This class is meant for someone who just wants to know more about sex trafficking or intends to get more involved as a volunteer with JLW. Class size is limited so fill out a volunteer form or email us at email@example.com and we will save you a seat! The class announcement will be posted here at least 2 months in advance but typically in October and February. This class can also be offered at your church, life group, office or social organization. A small fee may apply to support the survivor leaders who present.
Throughout the year there will be many events posted here that include awareness opportunities, and fundraisers in the greater Portland area and beyond.
Join the Just Love Worldwide Team at Roots 20 school street. Sing Carols with local musicians and get in the spirit of Christmas, 25% of proceeds will go to JLW!Learn More
Join the Just Love Worldwide Team at Roots 20 school street. Sing Carols with local musicians and get in the spirit of Christmas, 25% of proceeds will go to JLW!
These classes are offered 4 times a year and are limited to 25 per class...sign up early firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn More
Learn about sex trafficking, how it happens, how to prevent it identify it and END it! If you believe you want to be a volunteer with JLW this is a requirement, or you can come just to learn! Seating is limited to 25 so sign up today on this web site or by emailing email@example.com. (Photos by Matilde Simas, Founder and CEO at Capture Humanity)
There are many ways to raise funds for JLW! The significant benefit of raising funds is raising awareness of human trafficking. If you have a small business gathering or a large event you would like to plan, just work out the details with us so that we can provide speakers and promotion. There is no effort too small or too big!
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There are several ways of volunteering with Just Love:
Team up with Just Love Worldwide to offer support during events and or other activities.
Fill Just Love bags with toiletries, engage in quilting, sewing and soap making or share any talent that provides needed goods and services for survivors.
With special training or current education/vocation, work with Just Love to welcome survivors into community and provide mentoring and support.
We ask our supporters to advocate for tougher laws against the purchaser (Johns), protection for minors, financial resources, safe recovery homes for adult men and women and especially for children. We have bills going to the Hill every year and need your help and support to move them through!
Survivors have many needs as they work hard to find their way to a new normal. Many of the women we know have criminal records because they were forced to sell drugs and/or steal. Finding a job and affordable housing is next to impossible without people who will give them a chance. Children that are trafficked have nothing to fall back on, no shelters, and no specialized support for the multiple layers of trauma that they have endured. The laws in Maine need to be stronger and enforceable while kinder to the victim.
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