Rethreaded was recognized on January 20th by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and First Lady Molly Curry for our work supporting local survivors of human trafficking. Mayor Curry presented a proclamation to, Kristin Keen, in recognition of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, our work with survivors of human trafficking in Jacksonville, and revealed details about an exciting and new educational art project.
“Organizations like Rethreaded are putting in the work to help support survivors heal and thrive in our community. The dedication of the staff here at Rethreaded cannot be understated for the direct impact it has in Jacksonville.” Mayor Curry said. “We must continue to set the example of educating our community members to be able to recognize the signs of potential trafficking and know the right ways to act.”
Since hiring our first full-time employee in 2012, we have employed over 74 women who are survivors of human trafficking. “Our mission is to employ, train, and reignite hope for 500 local survivors by the year 2031,” Kristin Keen said.
First Lady, Molly Curry, is dedicated to helping Rethreaded reach our goals and looks forward to launching an educational initiative this spring that will help us continue to spread awareness. “While we have made good progress in advancing resources to lift women up and out of the terrible cycle of human trafficking, more women still need our help,” Molly Curry said. “The educational art will allow for all who enter the Rethreaded Campus of Hope to become an advocate for ending human trafficking.”
This project will serve the Jacksonville community for many years and be a reminder of the work being done in our community to help those affected by human trafficking.