Julie Shematz the co-founder of Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries, is an over-comer of sexual exploitation & escaped trafficking 7 years ago. She's passionately dedicated to reaching & assisting women, men and children involved and/or associated with the sex industry; commercialized sexual exploitation, trafficking and adult entertainment.
Working with victims of sexual exploitation offering them hope, Beauty From Ashes™ assists with practical needs by providing them and their families with support, inner healing, medical needs, life skill development, assistance with education, job placement, relocation, short term and/or residential housing, art therapy, mentors, as well as Christian discipleship and addiction rehabilitation.
Working within the community, partnering with other anti-trafficking grass roots organizations and with local and national law enforcement, Beauty From Ashes™, is providing awareness and prevention, intervention, liberation, restoration and empowerment to the victims.
Our latest project is to develop Freedom Homes™ for residential restoration of victims. The first model home will be the Freedom Children's Homes™ & will be exclusively for domestic minors of sex trafficking. Eventually, we plan on duplicating this model & will also have Freedom Women's Homes™ & Freedom Men's Homes™ across the nation & around the world.
In 2002, after a commercialized sexual exploitation & trafficking victim became aware of the need for specialized homes, God gave her the vision of the FREEDOM HOMES™, where the victims could go to receive the care they need. Because of the urgent need of domestic minors of sex trafficking, the initial home, the FREEDOM CHILDREN’S HOME™ will be established for minors in South West Florida, followed by homes for adults and models will be reproduced nationally and eventually in nations around the world.
God is passionate about the fatherless, orphans, afflicted & the homeless.
"Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked." Psalm 82:3-4 NASB
Our mission is to prevent, rescue and restore victims of sex trafficking.
Our purpose is to educate the community, advocate for the victims, implement reach, rescue and restore programs and provide safe homes where they can go to heal emotionally. mentally, physically and spiritually. These are homes where victims will receive comfort, security, safety, love and learn to become over-comers.
Our targeted market is anyone & everyone. 300,000 minors a year are being forced into sex trafficking here in the US. The average age of a prostitute in the US is 12-14 & right now there are only 29 beds in residential homes specialized for these minors who are being forced to service clients 10-30x a day. We need to appeal to the United States citizen to help end this slavery & assist in providing care for these victims. Most people think this is an international problem that happens in third world countries, but it's happening here in our nation & we need to do something about it! There is more assistance for an international minor than there is right now for our own citizens! This is not only about raising awareness, but providing a solution to a national crisis. These children need a safe place to be restored and heal emotionally, mentally & physically.
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I'm open to your ideas. I think it may include an element of our
American flag, colors or shapes because they do symbolize freedom.
The Freedom Homes™ design needs to be able to have Children's, Women's & Men's added to it easily & interchangeably. So keep that in mind for the overall concept.
The first home & focus is the Freedom Children's Home™, but the branding needs to be the same for all three.
We're looking for a new concept & brand totally different from the look of http://www.beautyfromashes.org, so DON'T TRY & MATCH IT. However, I do suggest you check out the BFA blog & click on Freedom Children's Home™ to read about the development of this project. The logo used there is something I threw together in order to get a image for a link. If you want to run from that, go for it.
I most definitely want something clean, edgy, contemporary and modern that defines freedom, new beginnings & restoration.
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2. Must be large enough to use in large scale banners, posters, etc.