Sponsor a Survivor
Victim Advocate Support Team
Rescue and Restoration
Picture if you can two seemingly opposite but equally fearful scenarios.
The first deals with someone that is removed from all they’ve known and coerced into a life of servitude and victimization. Daily they face horrors that can only be imagined until this life
becomes the only thing they know, until it becomes all they expect. And day after day the real person inside becomes more of a distant memory until they wonder if their former life was even real at all.
The second scenario has a victim that has been found and rescued, but after enduring a period of time where pain and captivity is all they understand, the thought of freedom becomes a physical and
emotional obstacle they may no longer have assets or skills for. Though technically free they are still quite captive. And this is where we excel.
The Victim Advocate Support Team (VAST) is specifically designed to support the former victim in all phases of their reintegration back into our community. After being rescued by law enforcement and
transported by The Demand Project to safety, VAST is set in motion to acquire and accommodate the needs required to help transition the whole person back into society.
First, the most basic of needs are addressed:
Food, Immediate Shelter, Clothing, and Medical
Then when necessary the focus is on the emotional:
Group support, Trauma Recovery Counseling, Mentoring
And finally the practical skill sets are accessed to restore confidence:
Career Assessment and Job Training, Completion of Education, Tutoring, Permanent Living Arrangements, Continued Counseling, etc.
Your financial support of VAST is designated for these specific and necessary needs. It is most important that the rescued victim is enveloped with every support mechanism required to ensure a successful transition.
This hope VAST offers is priceless in its value and is very laborious but is the most heart warming part of the Rescue and Restoration process and it can be fully accomplished as you partner with us to financially support these programs.