Church Abolition Network Empowers: Church and community to do abolition including prevention, detection, action, and survivor care. Together we connect survivors and their families with resources, support existing resources, and create resources where none exist. Together we CAN end this.
If you are being trafficked, see something suspicious, or have questions, call the National human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline below. All tips are acted upon and can be left anonymously.
Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
UPCOMING ABOLITION ACTIONS:
March 1 Walter Hoving Home is officially in NJ! To celebrate, there will be 3 open houses on March 8, 18, 30 (see attachment for times), the NJCAHT is compiling a digital version of the following “wish list” of items for coordination: 2 12-passenger vans, 1 minivan, 1 car, 35 twin-sized bed-in-a-bags, 35 twin-sized pillows, 1 king-sized bedframe & headboard, 2 full-sized beds, 3 dressers, 2 couches, 2 chairs/recliners, 2 small dining room tables, 2 sets of dishes (serving 8), 2 sets of silverware (serving 8), 2 sets of pots/pans, 35 desk/cubicle sets, school supplies for 35 (paper/pens/pencils/envelopes/stationary), 2 sets of washer/dryers (electric), commercial kitchen blenders, commercial pots/pans, vacuum cleaners, kitchen towels & dishcloths, mops, brooms, laundry detergent, shower curtains/hooks, bathroom rugs & mats, 6 first aid kits, 2 defibrillators, OTC medications (ibuprofen, cold medicine, calamine lotion, etc.), feminine hygiene products, toiletries, women’s clothing/shoes/undergarments (all types and sizes), canned/non perishable food, frozen meats & veggies, perishable foods only after 4/1. Large items can be scheduled for drop-off at WHH. Small items can be brought to an open house in Oxford, the April 20 NJCAHT 7pm meeting in Whippany, or March 5 at 10am at Mountaintop Church in Hackettstown. We will publish the digital wish list asap. Until then, please notify us of your WHH purchases to avoid duplication.
Apply Today! FREE Survivor Retreat with Theresa Flores: Survivors can apply today at: link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/journeyofgraceretreat. Donors can also give.
Apply Today! 30 scholarships are available for the NJ Victim Assistance Training: https://socialwork.rutgers.edu/centers/institute-families/new-jersey-victim-assistance-academy
March 5 10am Mountaintop Church in Hackettstown: Hear from the Walter Hoving Home team as they minister during the Sunday morning service.
√ March 5th, 1-2 pm CAN Meeting at Eurasia Cafe (1111 Preakness Ave. in Wayne) or on call: Join us for a fair trade cup of coffee or tea us as we dream, and plan about how to empower our community to do abolition!
March 10th, NJAMLE annual Teacher Training at Kean University with HT training: Join us for the HT breakout training led by CAN and NJCAHT ED by registering here: http://www.njamle.org/
March 19th, 5:30pm CTI World Missions Convention (1111 Preakness Ave. in Wayne): A CAN table will represent human trafficking awareness around the globe at this Mexico-focused event.
March 21st, 8:30am-12:30pm Human Trafficking Symposium at Drew University for Educator, Clergy, and Students: This training features an HT101 by CAN & NJCAHT ED and FBI Victim Specialist, Education in Schools with Founding Faculty of Project Stay Gold, a My Life My Choice trainer with Prevent Child Abuse NJ, a student abolitionist, a survivor story, and a call to action. Educators, clergy, and students will receive 3 Professional Development credits for completing this course. Please circulated the attached flyer and register for FREE at tinyurl.com/htsymposium. Seating is limited.
March 26th, 3-5pm Senator Mendez Honors at Montclair State University: CAN & NJCAHT ED will help host an information table at this important meeting in honor of Women’s History Month.
March 30-31st, EYM Facilitator Training Free facilitator training for male group leaders to discuss ending demand among the young male population. Follow this link to register and for more information: https://pcanj.wufoo.com/forms/eym-facilitator-training-march-2017/
April 2nd, 1-2 CAN Meeting at the Eurasia Cafee (1111 Preakness Ave., Wayne) or on call.
April 7th, 3-5:30 pm Human Trafficking Training @Rutgers
April 20th, General NJCAHT evening Meeting Featuring Walter Hoving Home and Dream Catchers
April 22th, 11am-11pm NJCAHT fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen in Wayne
April 25th, Warren Hills Library evening HT101
April 28th, Legislative Round Table (invitation only)
May 3rd, 6:30 pm Sold Movie Viewing at RWJ Hospital: $5 per person. All proceeds go to support the NJCAHT.
May 5th, Trauma Training Middlesex County Fire Academy
May 8th, HT101 Metuchen
May 21st, 1-3 Camden County SOAP Outreach at the Jewish Federation–SAVE THE DATE! The digital registration link and flyer will be published here, on social media, and our the CAN webpage and NJCAHT website.
FREEDOM BAGS: 5th-9th grades are when MOST American victim of human trafficking are enslaved. One NJ 5th grader decided to do something about it. Join her in asking local and national vendors to put the human trafficking hotline on their sales bags every January for National Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Call 1-888-3737-888 OR text to “BeFree” or 233733. Please find the letter attached and email your progress to CAN@calvarynj.com for coordination!
Take the “No Vacancy Pledge”: Individuals and organizations are invited to take the pledge to refuse to patronize any hotel or motel that sells & profits from pornography. Sign Here: Sign the Pledge
Needed Items! RESTORE NYC needs Metro Cards & International Phone Cards. Teen Challenge and the FBI use Walmart & Target gift cards for survivors they serve. If you would like to donate gift cards, email Mandy at CAN@calvarynj.com for details. Teen Challenge needs new twin bed-in a bags, new towels & wash clothes, toiletries and feminine products (contact CAN@calvarynj.com for our scheduled April delivery). Unshattered can use new bolts of fabric or re-purposed materials for their purses and wallets.
Needed Items! CAN Needs an updated laptop with Office software, RESTORE NYC needs Metro Cards & International Phone Cards. Teen Challenge and the FBI use Walmart & Target gift cards for survivors they serve. If you would like to donate gift cards, email CAN@calvarynj.com for details.
Unshattered: can use new bolts of fabric or re-purposed materials for their purses and Teen Challenge needs new twin bed-in a bags, new towels & wash clothes, toiletries and feminine products (contact CAN@calvarynj.com for delivery details).
NJ Hotline Poster Distribution: The NJ Human Trafficking Task Force provides ht hotline posters. You CAN help distribute posters in local businesses, community bulletin boards, schools, and more! Be the catalyst to mobilize your community to prevent, detect, and report. Posters are available in the Welcome Center of Calvary Temple International (1111 Preakness Ave, Wayne).
TELL YOUR ABOLITION STORY! Everyday Abolition is having a monumental impact. Share YOUR story and inspire us all! Post pics, videos, or written stories on CAN facebook Thank YOU!
SOAP (Save Our Adolescent from Prostitution): is an ongoing collaboration with the NJCAHT. Citizens are trained and mobilized to provide area hotels with hotel soap labeled with the national hotline number and current pictures of area missing children. These events are free, last only a few hours, and have something for everyone.
Abolition Advocates: Trains citizen leaders with the FBI HT101, resources them with abolition tools for their community, and connects them with the networks for local, statewide, national, and international mobilization so they can lead their communities or organizations in abolition.
Hotline Poster Distribution: We are a distribution center for state and national hotline posters for use by individuals and/or groups for placement throughout communities and businesses.
Ongoing Initiatives: Abolition Action emails serve to connect and resource our network with training tools and a variety of action points. To sign up, email CAN@calvarynj.com
TOGETHER WE CAN END THIS!
Rev. Mandy Leverett
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