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Resilience Rising in the Justice Run

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BENEFITING: 31 20 INC

ORGANIZER: RESILIENCE RISING

EVENT: Justice Run 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 02, 2016

Katharine Perekslis

THE STORY:

Tommy and I are running a 5K to support Resilience Rising in the 2016 Justice Run in Colorado - please consider supporting us in this fantastic cause and help us bring these girls home!

Seven years ago, Resilience Rising Founding Director Gillian Wood shared with me her dream of opening a residential home for domestic child sex trafficking victims. I had been shocked to learn of the prevelance of this problem in the United States and even more appalled to learn that the U.S. laws recognized these kids as criminals, while offering assylum to victims from other countries. Understanding my desire to help and to do something about this issue, Gillian invited me to serve on the board for Resilience Rising, and I jumped at the chance. Over the past seven years, I have become much better educated on the topic and even more determined to help Gillian realize her dream as I have come to understand the desperate need for facilities of this kind and the lack of good options in the existing market.

The sex trafficking of domestic minors is finally starting to appear in the news and subsequently resound on the conscience of the American public as well as lawmakers. Safe Harbor laws, recognizing these youth as victims of sexual abuse and exploitation instead of treating them as criminals, are slowly but surely being implemented into state laws. While all of this is progress for the cause, there are still very few safe places for these children to reside once they are rescued from their abusers.

Most of the youth involved in the sex trade are runaways from abusive and neglectful homes of origin or already involved in the child welfare system. There are currently only a handful of therapeutic, residential programs in the entire country created specifically for this population. Resilience Rising is in the process of becoming another one of these homes. We are based in Colorado but can take youth from anywhere in the country. We have the capacity to house eight female youth and two small children to accommodate teenage mothers. Resilience Rising provides such basic needs as shelter, food, clothing, and nurturing; case management for medical and dental care, substance abuse treatment, and legal advocacy; onsite mental health services, including individual, group, creative arts, and animal therapy; an onsite school, focusing on GED attainment and college placement; and an onsite physical fitness program.

Resilience Rising is in its final stages of opening, which includes inspections and licensing through various county and state entities. Once completed, we are aiming for a fall grand opening. We have begun outreach to the local FBI’s Innocence Lost Task Force, multiple district attorneys’ offices, juvenile probation, and social services. All have youth on their caseloads ready for placement and are eager for Resilience Rising to open its doors. Your donations towards Resilience Rising’s team in the Justice Run will allow us to open our doors as soon as possible to vulnerable youth desperately needing a place to call home.

At Resilience Rising we believe that it takes a village to raise a child. We hope that you will join our village as we fight the sexual exploitation of American children. You can learn more about our background, our program, and our team by visiting our website at www.resilience-rising.org. Thank you for believing in these girls and in the work we do. We couldn't do what we do without YOU!

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$2,800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sue Sue

    $50

  • Bret & Nancy

    $50

  • Marisa

    $25

  • Michael DePietro

    $50

  • Jess Greenberg

    $150

  • Rocky

    $200

  • Tom Perekslis

     

  • John and Lynn Perekslis

    $500

  • Anne McGreal

    $20

  • Soon Wha & Peter Schmitt

    $100

  • Peter Schmitt

    $100

  • Tom and Joan Lawless

    $100

  • Justine Hong

    $100

  • Chris & Taylor Shea

    $100

  • Jenna Moody

    $25

  • lena moy-borgen

    $50

  • Daniel Dauplaise

    $25

  • Dan F

    $100

  • Todd Tomanio

    $100

  • Sue Pinkham

    $100

  • Kendra Zysk

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dave & Joanie Pinkham

    $50

  • Louise and Dennis Hall

    $50

  • Michael Mcnamara

    $100

  • Elana Rivkin-Haas

    $30

  • Eleanor Muise

    $100

  • Jean Roberts

    $10

  • naomi andrews

    $15

  • Sam & Scott

    $50

  • Jessica Johnston

    $25

  • Sue Pinkham

    $100

  • The Lane Family

    $50

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140% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,111 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

RESILIENCE RISING

Amount Raised

$3,251

 

22% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katharine Perekslis

Amount Raised

$2,800

 

140% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Rachel Wirtanen

Amount Raised

$825

 

92% Raised of $900 Goal

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Erin Graff

Amount Raised

$420

 

60% Raised of $700 Goal

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Carolyn Van der Vorst

Amount Raised

$340

 

49% Raised of $700 Goal

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Linda Hall

Amount Raised

$175

 

175% Raised of $100 Goal

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Rekha Rajagopal

Amount Raised

$155

 

62% Raised of $250 Goal

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Daisy Lopez

Amount Raised

$130

 

130% Raised of $100 Goal

Donor Comments

The Lane Family

The Lane Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sue Pinkham

Sue Pinkham

DONATION: $100

I'm in aware of the Resilience Rising Team. You are all an inspiration to the world and "our children". A HUGE shout out to my fabulous niece and nephew in law - Katie and Tom Schmitt!!! Thank you Gillian Wood and your entire RR team!!! RUN FOR JUSTICE!!!! 2 years ago

Jessica Johnston

Jessica Johnston

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sam & Scott

Sam & Scott

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

naomi andrews

naomi andrews

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Jean Roberts

Jean Roberts

DONATION: $10

In memory of Norma Johnson 2 years ago

Eleanor Muise

Eleanor Muise

DONATION: $100

In memory of Norma Johnson 2 years ago

Elana Rivkin-Haas

Elana Rivkin-Haas

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Michael Mcnamara

Michael Mcnamara

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Louise and Dennis Hall

Louise and Dennis Hall

DONATION: $50

Norma 2 years ago