This year we celebrate 20 years of hope through
Joy Jar Moments!
Joy jars are containers we keep at each of our programming locations and our office. These jars are used to celebrate moments of joy, hope, victory, and celebration. Staff members, volunteers, and the women and youth we serve are all encouraged to write these moments, big and small alike, on pieces of paper and drop them in a Joy Jar.
Joy Jars encompass our culture of celebration and hope in Jesus which is why we chose this as the theme for our 20th Anniversary. Our key verse is Zephaniah 3:17.
For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
It starts with caring.
Drop-in centers, street outreach, prison visits and mentoring programs engage volunteers and show trafficked women and children that we see them and there is a way out. We also teach communities to see human trafficking in their own backyards and take action.
An invitation home.
Authentic relationships and trauma-informed resources equip women and children at our adult safe-houses to become all they were meant to be.
Fulfilling a destiny.
Since RAHAB’s founding on the streets of Akron, Ohio 20 years ago, we’ve helped others start similar work in their communities. Now we’re inviting other groups to formally partner with us as we create patterns they can replicate to end the slavery of sex trafficking.