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Thanks to all the donors and volunteers who helped us open our first Phase 3 Transitional Home – Freedom Cottage – the only one of it’s kind in Jacksonville. Survivors will begin moving into the home this month.
Safe housing for human trafficking survivors is an urgent need in Northeast Florida. The generosity of our donors has made it possible for Her Song to open Freedom Cottage. Redemption Church, FaithBridge Church, Christ’s Church, Southside Baptist Church and community volunteers all partnered with Her Song on the project, providing a “dream team” of volunteers, who have been renovating the house to ready it for four women plus a live-in coach.
“We have been dreaming of this home for a long time, and we are overjoyed to be able to offer a safe space to Jacksonville’s survivors,” said Her Song founder Rachel White. “The women who will be our first residents are ready for this step, but they just don’t have any other place to go. Being able to offer that place is crucial to their long-term well being.”
Freedom Cottage will provide housing for survivors who are transitioning to independent living. Residents will follow a healthy living plan, receive mental health care, learn life skills such as money management, and participate in an empowering program. The home is the first safe house of its kind in the area and is the foundation piece of Her Song’s three-phase “Breaking Ground” housing plan to provide refuge to survivors.
While this is a big win, many more recovery beds are needed. Her Song will continue to work to increase our city’s capacity to care for victims through a network of homes to help women move from rescue to recovery to reintegration.
Want to help? We need funding for a live-in coach for Freedom Cottage. Make your gift today to ensure these survivors have the support they need as they make their transition to independence.