It’s a Dual Team Project!
OurBE Team has joined forces with a Social Work and Human Trafficking class at Lancaster Bible College.
We met last month to brainstorm ways we could work together on a class project. Professor Dinse’s class is collecting blankets, soap, apples, and other important items to create care packages for the homeless in Harrisburg PA.
On a Saturday afternoon later this month, our team of ladies will lead students through various sections in the city to hand out the food and packages together.
According to Polaris Project, young people who have faced prior abuse, lost their homes or fled broken child protection systems are at greater risk for recruitment by traffickers who unscrupulously exploit their vulnerabilities or circumstances. Therefore, homeless youth are particularly vulnerable to trafficking.
We will include cards with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline 1-(888)-373-7888 in the care packages, pointing them to Polaris, who works to strengthen community responses so that all trafficked youth have access to the specialized, trauma-informed services needed to feel safe and rebuild their lives.
Working together, with this team from LBC, we hope to make a difference in the lives of those we reach, as well as learn from one another in the process.