What is Made Strong Ministries?
Made Strong Ministries is a non-profit organization and network of volunteers committed to providing a residential program for women, and their children,
who are leaving the commercial sex industry and survivors of sex trafficking.
Our residential program will be established as a Safe House and will be protected with state-of-the-art surveillance and security measures.
Our program will focus on personal and family counseling, higher education/job skills training and mentorship to help women flourish while building a new life.
“There is currently no residential program in Northern Indiana for adult survivors of Sex Trafficking. We plan to meet that need, and help these women thrive in a new life.”
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Made Strong Ministries is to come alongside women leaving the commercial sex industry and support them in their journey of healing and recovery. Every woman who comes to our residential program will have the chance to step into a new life—not only to overcome past hurts, but to be an emotionally whole and empowered person who will change our community for good with her new found purpose.
Our safe house will begin by accommodating up to 14 women and children at any one time* for a 6-24 month program. (*Based on current local zoning laws)
Our goal is to expand our ministry capacity and open additional Safe Houses as we grow our staff, volunteer base, and community partnerships.
Our facility will be operated 24 hours a day by trauma-informed staff and trained volunteers. Our beginning staff will include a two-person, live-in ministry team as well as several part-time staff and volunteers to assist during the busiest parts of the day. We will also be partnering with local therapists skilled in trauma and addiction counseling, area social services, community resources to meet the needs of our residents.
Our residential programs will include:
-Comprehensive case management and family advocacy
-Counseling and trauma therapy
-Financial and budget skills training
-Coping skills for abuse and leaving unhealthy relationships
-Family and parenting skills training
-HSE classes and tutoring for college courses
-Health & wellness classes
-Ongoing Mentorship within our local church communities
-Optional Bible studies and Prayer support
-Job preparation classes
-Job location assistance in combination with local internships
I pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long-haul–not the grim strength of gritting your teeth, but the Glory-strength that God gives.
It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful he has for us.
Colossians 1:11-12 (MSG)