GRACEHAVEN HOME INC via Crowdrise
August 03, 2011
BENEFITING: GRACEHAVEN HOME INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 16, 2011
Richard Basile wrote -
About Run for Gracehaven
Run a marathon, change your world. Support Gracehaven House, change forever the world of a young woman.
We are a team of athletes running in the 2011 Columbus Marathon to raise awareness and support for Gracehaven House.
Our goal is to recruit 26+2 athletes to raise $26,200 for Gracehaven House.
Run a full, or run a half. Dare to run with us and make a difference.
About Gracehaven House
Gracehaven is a faith-based non-profit organization started in 2008 for the expressed purpose of providing shelter, security, and rehabilitation to girls under the age of 18 who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation in central Ohio.
Gracehaven is a long-term rehabilitation facility allowing girls to stay as needed until they reach the age of 18. We will then help them transition to the next step in their life. While at Gracehaven, the girls will be able to earn their GED, as well as receive counseling and treatment for the horrible trauma and exploitation they have been forced to endure.
Gracehaven is in the process of purchasing a house situated on 10 acres in an undisclosed location in NW Ohio. Once renovated, the house will be large enough to hold up to 10 girls at a time.
Gracehaven seeks through Christian love to provide shelter and rehabilitation to girls under the age of 18 who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and to raise awareness among young women about the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) in order to educate and equip them so that they can avoid becoming victims themselves.