Project Moses is a mission founded by parishioners to highlight the truths of human trafficking and share the Light of Christ with its survivors. Read below for information on both efforts in fighting human trafficking and also associated ministry opportunities and events.
Texas ranks 2nd in the country for the most calls to the Human Trafficking Hotline
3 MISSIONAL AREAS
To support the mission, 3 areas of concentration have been established: education, advocacy, and outreach and community partnerships. What we do:
- Monthly meetings with routine educational speakers
- Project Moses has hosted Lenten Speaker Series to provide education to SMAA parishioners about the issue of human trafficking
- Hosted the 2018 symposium on Human Trafficking - "Fighting For Freedom"
- Project Moses has hosted educational bus excursions to known trafficking areas in the Dallas area
- Letter writing to legislators to improve laws and enforcement that support victims
- Attended Human Trafficking rally in Austin during the 2019 legislative session
- Project Moses is an Executive Committee member and Membership Committee member of the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Outreach and Community Partnerships
- Monthly meals for survivors in rehabilitation programs
- Survivor Scholarship sponsor through the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking
- Partner with local agencies to help trafficking survivors with special gifts such as Easter baskets, personal hygiene products, Valentine's Day roses, etc.
- Provide the Dallas Police Department with products needed to support their Child Exploitation Unit when victims are rescued
- Mentor survivors of trafficking and domestic abuse
- Formed an exploratory committee to pursue opening a residence for the rehabilitation of trafficking victims
- Donations to Alive At Last, Mosaic Family Services, New Friends New Life, and Valiant Hearts for programs to aid survivors
- Donation to Restored Hope Ministries for refurbishing an apartment home for a program graduate
PROJECT MOSES PARTNERSHIPS
New Friends New Life
The Youth Resource Center is a place of healing, restoration, services, new friends, and new life for youth in our community who have been victimized. Financial donations are needed to provide items for this facility and volunteer opportunities are available to help with their services. Contact Terry or Mark Demler to donate or assist.
Cooking & Serving Meals
Monthly, we serve dinner to 50 survivors at New Friends New Life. The evening before serving the meal, we will gather at Saint Michael to cook.
Upcoming 2020 Opportunities
July 14 - Cooking - from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Coke Room Kitchen
July 15 - Serving - from 5-6:15 at the New Friends New Life Offices
August 18 - Cooking - from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Coke Room Kitchen
August 19 - Serving - from 5-6:15 at the New Friends New Life Offices
September 1 - Cooking - from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Coke Room Kitchen
September 2 - Serving - from 5-6:15 at the New Friends New Life Offices
October 20 - Cooking - from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Coke Room Kitchen
October 21 - Serving - from 5-6:15 at the New Friends New Life Offices
November 17 - Cooking - from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Coke Room Kitchen
November 18 - Serving - from 5-6:15 at the New Friends New Life Offices
WE NEED YOU!
Interested? Come to a meeting! All meetings are 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Coke Activities Room:
- Check back soon for more upcoming meeting dates.
For questions and more information, contact:
Mark Demler [email protected]
Terry Demler [email protected]
Last October 20, Project Moses presented a free community event, sponsored by Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, that brought together national, regional, and local experts in the field of human trafficking to provide information on research, law enforcement, and legislative fronts. A panel of human trafficking survivors was provided, offering a unique perspective into this horrific crime and the individual and community trauma caused by its existence.Read More »