The World I See – 2019 – Crisis Aid

The World I See

“I Don’t Know Why You [Rescued Me] But You Saved My Life.”

THANK YOU

One of the greatest needs a human being has is to know that they are loved.
That is what keeps bringing them back, sure the food is important but love is more important. To us we may be building a building, or giving food, or drilling a water well — but to them: it is a miracle.  Often times things look impossible…but for us, we ask: “but how are we going to do this.”
“REFUSE TO DO NOTHING” 

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Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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A Life Worth Fighting For

Life Worth Fighting For
Life Worth Fighting For
A Life Worth Fighting For

According to Forbes, sex trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world today. How is it possible that this evil continues to spread like a plague relatively unchecked for decades? This is a travesty far beyond what words can describe.

Since 2007, Crisis Aid and our partners have worked with girls across the globe trapped in this living hell; their lives shattered and destroyed beyond recognition. Yet through these years, we have been privileged to help over 1,000 of these innocent young girls escape and move toward a new life completely restored and fulfilled!

Do you remember Asha from your September 2017 Newsletter? She is the young girl that was sold by her parents to a local witch doctor when she was just a child. Her life was completely destroyed; her childhood hopes and dreams shattered! While her restoration was lengthy, it was well worth it.

This year Asha is planning to get married! She chose the date her parents sold her to be her wedding date. Sue and Pat Bradley will have the privilege of walking her down the aisle. WOW! What a story of restoration! We are humbled and blessed to be a part of this young girl’s life.

While Asha has grown and flourished, Danielle is a young girl whose journey of restoration is just beginning. When she was only 15, she ran away from her home where she was being sexually abused and beaten. For over 8 years Danielle has been living in cars, sleeping on benches, and being passed from pimp to pimp for trade and profit.

Danielle found a church who told her about your Refuge Home. They immediately called Crisis Aid, and we welcomed her into our safe home just this month. When she first walked in she looked like a frail and frightened child.

We gave her a tour of her new home and she broke down in tears. She just sobbed, “I’ve never had a bed before.” The shame she was feeling was overwhelming. We just held her and cried with her. Danielle’s story of restoration is just starting. Her journey will be hard, but if she stays with it, those years of abuse and neglect will be transformed.

Praise God, Danielle and Asha did not fall through the cracks as do so many. There are literally millions of young girls at serious risk, but with your support, we can help rescue those within our sphere.

We are grateful that you care and want to help rescue these girls from their nightmare.

Please do not let precious girls like Danielle or Asha fall through the cracks. Show them that someone cares. Help them dream again by being a part of their miraculous rescue. Taking a step is easy; help create awareness, become an advocate, hold a fundraiser, become a monthly partner. Dream big. The possibilities of what you can do to help these victimized girls are only limited by your imagination.

Thank you for your love, support, and prayers over the years.

God Bless You,
Pat and Sue
Pat & Sue Bradley

Here Are Some Ways You Can Help Toward Meeting Our Needs Today

East Africa

• Provide schooling through the Vocational Training Center for 10 girls: $7,500

• Sponsor a girl’s graduation and provide seed money to start a new life: $650

 

United States

• Add an additional bed for one year to help more girls: $23,000

• Refurbish a bedroom for a girl: $1,400

Thank You For Caring. Your Generosity Makes A Big Difference.

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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U.S. Refuge Home – A Taskforce Impact

Taskforce US Refuge

Crisis Aid is one of a few organizations in the world which have a physical full-time presence in a police department to support victims of sex trafficking.

I had given up. I had prayed for God to make sure my family knew I loved them. Because I knew I’m gonna die here and my family is never going to know what happened so me.” “But you guys helped me get out. You saved my life, you actually saved my life.”   — Karen

Since December 2012, through our U.S. Refuge Home, our partners have enabled us to help more than 170 girls rescued from sexual slavery.

Every single day Crisis Aid is working hand in hand with law enforcement, medical professionals and other community first responders to offer safety, healing, and support to these precious young girls. Together, we are providing them a brand new life!

Sex trafficking is not just street crime. Victims today are now targeted through social media. They are wooed, then manipulated and coerced to the point of forced sexual slavery.

In response, we have expanded our crisis intervention services with an office located in a specialized police unit that investigates sex trafficking. We now work with victims the moment they are identified with emotional support, safety planning, and identifying resources they desperately need.

The increased advocacy plays a vital role in the solution to ending sex trafficking but we need your help.

With more girls in need of being rescued, we need more space to provide a safe home and give these precious girls hope, healing, and restoration.

“REFUSE TO DO NOTHING”

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Girls Village

Front of the Girls Home
Home, A New Start, A Changed Future

Home, A New Start, A Changed Future

 

Sex trafficking is by far one of our generations’ greatest tragedies. It is an epidemic with an estimated 4.8 million people trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally [1]. East Africa is among one of the highest areas impacted. This atrocity is a girl being marginalized, broken down, and then sold by another human being simply for pleasure or financial gain. The onslaught of abuse and demeaning torment is intended to destroy the victim, both inside and out.

Together, let’s give life back to girls that have been trapped in the horrors of sexual slavery. Help us move girls toward thriving, not merely surviving every single day. Let’s bring dignity and hope into their lives and draw them closer to God, that they may step into the fullness He has for them.

The dream for these girls does not stop here. It continues to grow and to expand far beyond today.  It reaches into the lives of these precious people for years to come. We are determined to help the people of East Africa make a permanent “life-giving” change for themselves and their families. The goal is to provide each girl with opportunities they’ve never had, and without God and your help, This is impossible. They need to be rescued!

NO ONE should EVER be compelled or forced into sex in order to survive or protect their loved ones!

THE QUESTION 

How do we rescue more girls in East Africa?

THE SOLUTION 

THE GIRLS VILLAGE

Crisis Aid’s solution in East Africa is to design and operate a sustainable housing program known as the “Girls’ Village”.  This Village will house up to 100 young girls and their children. It will include a home, a daycare learning environment, a vocational training center, and retail space that will provide jobs for the girls once they graduate and rental income to help pay operating costs of the home. 

WILL YOU GIVE TODAY?

Background
In December of 2006, Crisis Aid’s first girl was rescued from sex trafficking in East Africa. In April of 2007, the first Refuge Home was opened for 7 more girls. Three years later, the Vocational Training Center was started inside the capital city’s Red Light District.  This was to help the girls still trapped. In 2012, Crisis Aid’s first US-based home was opened.  To date, over 1050 girls have been helped worldwide; the youngest being just four years old.

Rescued, Saved, Restored

Watch The Answer Come To Life

 

THE NEED 

Serving one of the poorest and most famine-prone countries in the world, with more than half of the population living on less than $1 USD per day [2].  The pressures of famine, lack of educational opportunities, sexual and physical abuse, and forced marriage at preadolescent ages cause thousands of girls to flee to the capital.  When they arrive, the girls seek employment, only to find themselves forced or tricked into a life of sexual slavery. 

Multiple estimates by non-government organizations and government entities reveal there are between 40,000—150,000 girls forced into prostitution in the capital city alone [3].  Forced prostitution is sex trafficking. 

“I never will forget.  On one of our rescue missions when we first started, Crisis Aid rescued 6 girls from the red light district.  But when we drove away, there were 5 girls left standing with their bags packed, crying.  These girls were begging to be rescued, but Crisis Aid had to leave them behind because we didn’t have the funding for more Refuge Homes.   That sight will always haunt me.  We have to do something more.  We can’t just leave them there.” – Pat Bradley, Founder

Currently, Crisis Aid rents 3 separate homes to house girls rescued from sex trafficking. All 3 of these homes are consistently full. With the restrictions of rental properties and space, only 35 girls can be rescued at a given time. To help girls still in the red light district, Crisis Aid opened Mercy Chapel Vocational Training Center. This vocational training is a huge step in the right direction for these girls, it provides a way for them to escape a life of sexual slavery however a vocation alone does not completely provide all they need to break the cycle. Girls Village Overlay

Front of the Girls Home

As The Sun Sets – Girls Who Need to be Rescued – Go Back to Work

WHERE WE ARE TODAY 

Overall Approach

Land on the main road outside of the country’s capital has been purchased and construction of the home is nearing completion.

Next steps

  • 1: Complete Phase 1, secure funding for the furnishings and the operating costs of the Home.  This includes the 100 bedrooms, kitchens, dinning rooms, play center for 40 children, family gathering spaces, and so forth.
  • 2: Once this is completed, construction on the 9 story Vocation & Commerce Center will begin with an emphasis on getting the Vocational Training Center opened as quickly as possible.
  • 3: Rent out retail and office space in the remaining areas of the commerce building.

We need your help. We are asking that you search your heart, and to be a part of these girl’s solution. Please help us furnish the Girl’s Home and begin construction of the Vocational Center and Commerce building that these girls and their children so desperately need. There is no financial gift too small or too big! Every gift matters.

WILL YOU GIVE TODAY?

We thank God for you every day and pray His richest blessings on you.  Never doubt, you have made a tremendous impact on this world by continuing to “REFUSE TO DO NOTHING”  

God Bless You
Pat & Sue Bradley
Founders, Crisis Aid International

The Answer In Recent Images

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Mercy Chapel Graduation

Graduation

Girls, still trafficked in the red light district, are GRADUATING from Crisis Aid’s MERCY CHAPEL Vocational Center with a degree designed to support them for the rest of their lives! These girl’s lives are not only saved but free! Free with a new future, hope, and healing.

We invite you to be a part of their celebration!

 

This video highlights exactly what happens at the graduation. A graduation like none other.

We are committed to seeing each girl thrive.

As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help hundreds of girls in need! Together, we are making a difference.

Background:

127 girls will graduate this November after dedicating a year of their lives toward learning a vocation. We are so very proud of them!

The cost to graduate is $350 per girl. This includes required fees, cost of the event, and seed money for their future.

Funding has been secured for over half of these precious girls, but there are still 60 waiting to be sponsored.

What is Urgently Needed Today:
The cost to graduate is $350 per girl (or an additional $21,000 for the complete graduation).
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Time is running out, you can help make their dreams come true today!

PLEASE GIVE TODAY

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Pat Bradley’s Turning Point

Pat and Francis

You and Me Forever perfectly symbolizes Pat Bradley’s turning point.

“When you’re on a mission. When God puts this thing in your heart, and you really find it, its not work, it’s a privilege…If married people want to know how to be missional – there are about 3,000 verses in the bible that deal with about poverty and injustice, pick one and you’ll be in the middle of God’s will.” – Pat Bradley

In his recent book, You And Me Forever – Marriage In Light of Eternity, Francis Chan and his wife Lisa address the question that many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a great marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture and experience to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.

Jesus was right. We have it all backward. The way to have a great marriage is to not focus on marriage.

Whether you are single, dating, or married, this book will help you discover the adventure that you were made for ­­and learn how to thrive in it.

You and Me Forever brings to light the remarkable story of the birth of Crisis Aid International. Out of the ashes of Pat and Sue Bradley’s marriage came something special.

Will you help others in whatever way you can today?
Contact us for more info or accept Pat Bradley’s Challenge:

“REFUSE TO DO NOTHING”

Watch this short video – hear Pat and Sue’s journey of adventure and answering God’s challenge to save lives, save souls, and the change futures. Footage from You and Me Forever – Marriage in Light of Eternity Authored by Francis and Lisa Chan.

For More on Francis, Lisa, Pat, and Sue’s experiences – WATCH  “In Light of Eternity” – an original documentary created by RightNow Media

2017 Annual Report

Annual Report 2017

2017 was a year blessed by God and you.

You literally came to the rescue of people you have never met. You selflessly stepped out and became their hero… the difference between life and death for many of them and an answer to many desperate prayers. They may never have the privilege of knowing you, but we do, and we THANK YOU for being that life-giving answer for them. Below is a list of what you helped make possible this past year…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017

We served 237,777 people and distributed over 1.68 million pounds of food!


EAST AFRICA

Nutritional Feeding Programs

• Served 133,402 people, including 20,817 severely malnourished children, a total of 8,004,120 supplementary meals (1,571,808 pounds)

Health Programs

• Treated 29,159 patients

• Through Hand of Hope Medical Mission Trip, an additional 3,306 patients were treated

Child Sponsorship Programs

• Sponsored 105 children with food, clothing, school supplies, and other essentials (all children were from the community, Children’s Home, and your Safe Homes)

Children’s Home

• Provided a loving home for 30 young girls left orphaned in the streets

Refuge Home (for Sex Trafficking Victims)

• Served 30 girls and their 13 children through the Refuge Homes; with an additional 30 girls that have graduated and moved to Phase 2 of independent living

Mercy Chapel (Vocational Training Center)

• Provided training for six individual vocational training programs; computer science, sewing, hair-dressing, silk-screen printing, weaving, and leather crafts

• 98 girls were enrolled in the Vocational Training program with 90 graduating (92% completion/graduation rate) and moved on to a brighter future


Water Wells

• Completed 12 water wells in remote areas of East Africa; providing thousands with clean water for the first time

Speed Schools

• Provided a school for 4,025 children through the Speed School Program

UNITED STATES

Refuge Home (for Sex Trafficking Victims)

• Provided services for 39 young women and girls, including 16 minors

• Served young women whose ages ranged from 14 to 46

• Provided them with a home for an average stay of six months

Wings Love & Care Center

• Provided 14,239 people (4,788 families) with 71,272 pounds of food through your Food Distribution Program

• Provided coats for 350 children and adults this past winter

• 113 children received Christmas gifts and groceries

• Provided 201 families with Thanksgiving groceries and 162 families with Christmas groceries

• You hosted 44 weeks of After School Program each Thursday during the school year and 10 weeks of VBS Program through the summer

Volunteers

• Our dedicated volunteers are a tremendous support. Their hard work and time in the office and during special events are why Crisis Aid is able to do what we do with your gifts. In 2017 we were blessed to have 370 volunteers / 7,632 hours

2018 Annual Report

A Celebration of Restoration and Hope

When we first met Kacee, the Red Light District was her home. She was broken and afraid, distrusting everyone, especially men. Her journey toward restoration was a rocky one, but through your committed partnership, she graduated from Mercy Chapel Vocational Training Center, became a teacher to those still trapped, and is now an active leader in the Crisis Aid Global Safe Campaign.

However, Kacee’s story does not end here. In February 2017, she walked down the aisle to the love of her life with Pat and Sue Bradley by her side as her honorary parents. Now, that is a success story!

Thank you for your continued support.

There is still so much more to do.

If you have not given before we invite to join us as a group of people who refuse to do nothing. It is your giving that “saves lives, saves souls and changes futures.”

God Bless You,

Pat & Sue Bradley


2017 Board of Directors

Patrick Bradley, Chairman

President & CEO, Crisis Aid International

Susan Bradley, Vice President,

CFO, Crisis Aid International

Dane Welch D.D.S., Board Vice President

Dentist, private practice

Mike Lemp, Secretary

Executive Pastor, Life Church

Jerry Fitzgerald, Treasurer

Advertising Executive, self-employed

Chris Igo, Director

Engineer, Kimley-Horn & Associates

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Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

Help Us Help Others Today

Sonjia’s Story: A rare look into a sex trafficking survivors life

Sonjia's Story

Sonjia’s story is a rare look at the real life of a sex trafficking survivor. This is the harrowing story of her fight to live, find help, health, healing, and restoration through the Crisis Aid U.S. Refuge Home. Together, because some chose to do something – we are making a difference!

As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help Sonjia and so many others held captive by sex trafficking both in East Africa and in the U. S. Together, we are making a difference.

Will you choose today to do something to help others?
Learn More: https://www.crisisaid.org/global-safe/

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US Refuge 2018 Newsletter

US Refuge 2018 Newsletter

Katlyn Eyes

A model was used for the pictures so we can protect the identity and dignity of the survivors we serve.

You can help make her SOMEDAY start today.

There are more than 244,000 American children at risk of being trafficked each year1. These are not children in a far off land, but children from our own backyard.

In 2016 alone, the FBI and their affiliates reported arresting nearly 2,600 traffickers and rescuing approximately 6,000 children2; and these are just the ones we know about. Polaris estimates that the total number of victims nationally reaches into the hundreds of thousands — including both adults and minors victimized by trafficking3.

Our Refuge home in the U.S. has had the unique privilege of serving over 155 of these girls caught in the horrors of trafficking. Some are children and some are adults that have been trafficked for many years.

KATLYN’S STORY: At a very early age, Katlyn had already lived a life filled with more horror and tragedy than most of us could ever imagine. When she was very young, a neighborhood boy began using her and “giving” her to his friends. She had become property that he sold for drugs and money.

Katlyn was a runaway and, at the age of 16, came to our Refuge home in early spring. Through our Home’s programs, love, patience, and perseverance, we began seeing Katlyn transform before our very eyes. Now, 17 years old, she is attending high school again and has a 3.3 GPA. For the first time since Katlyn can remember, she is happy.

“I never realized how much I was worth until now. This place has given me hope again.”

Many others at our Refuge home have said that without our loving care they don’t know what would have happened to them.

The Fight Against The Evil Of Sex Trafficking Is Far From Over.

There are so many girls just like Katlyn still waiting for someone to help them. We have the space to double the number of girls we currently serve, but our financial resources limit us. Please consider being a part of their rescue. Your donation is life-changing!

Thank you for all you do. We are so blessed to have you as part of this journey and we know we cannot do this without your support.

God Bless You, Pat and Sue Bradley


Refurbishing a Bedroom – $1,400 (Individual prices are available)

Curtains | Mirror | Dresser | Bed | Closet | Stand | Mattress | Linens | Etc.

Refurbishing the Minor’s Wing – $15,000 (Individual prices are available)

Cabinets | Curtains | Table | Chairs | Sofa | Desks | Molding | Décor | Etc.

Increasing the beds from 8 to 20 – $500,000 Based on a 22 room capacity.

One room is approximately $23,000 a year or $2,000 a month.

Ongoing Needs – $25-$75

Art Supplies | Toiletries | Clothing | Accessories | School Supplies | Kitchen Appliances Equine Therapy | Outing Expenses

Increased bed pricing includes ALL services & support provided (i.e.: medical-dental-psychological-health clothing- school-staff-insurance-etc).

Thank You For Caring. Your Gifts Make A Big Difference.

Ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures’ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

Elsa’s Story of Redemption, Hope, and Restoration from Sex Trafficking

Elsa's Story

Elsa’s Story

A story of redemption, hope, restoration, and potential from sex trafficking. She has a changed future because many refused to do nothing.

As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help her and so many others held captive by sex trafficking both in East Africa and in the U. S. Together, we are making a difference.

Choose to do something today to help others
Learn More: https://www.crisisaid.org/global-safe/

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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