Cares Assists in New Beginnings for Human Trafficking Survivors
From stocking shelves to gathering the necessities such as light bulbs, bedding and cleaning supplies, moving into a new apartment for the first time can become an expensive and stressful journey. For individuals who are recovering from human trafficking, it can be especially overwhelming.
With a generous Caesars Windsor Cares donation, WEFiGHT, an anti-human trafficking support program run by Legal Assistance of Windsor, launched a “House to Home” initiative. This project covers the cost of basic household essentials, such as shower curtains, dishcloths, laundry baskets and small kitchen supplies. It’s a meaningful and caring way to support survivors as they transition into independent housing.
“This initiative sends a message to our survivors: our community cares about you and supports you in your journey to recovery,” said Amanda Pierce, Anti-Human Trafficking Project Coordinator at WEFiGHT.
Windsor-Essex is not immune to human trafficking. WEFiGHT is a local program that provides intensive support to survivors including crisis support, counselling and help in obtaining housing and financial assistance.
"When I got in touch with WEFiGHT, I didn't have any personal things, I came back to Windsor with the clothes on my back," said Victoria, a WEFiGHT client who was able to purchase supplies under “House to Home”. "They helped jumpstart my new beginning and gave me a good chance back at life."