What we do!
Ransomed Life exists to care for survivors, victims, and the "at-risk" of commercial sexual exploitation of minors. Our vision is to see every exploited youth redeemed and restored.
The abuse has taken place in the context of relationships and we believe that healing will also come from relationships. Each bond formed between the girl and our volunteers are mutually transforming. Not only is it impacting the lives of the girls, but also the lives of each volunteer.
We accomplish restoration through our 4 pillars of Hope: Mentoring, Education, Community Engagement, and Restoration.
Ransomed Life is the only organization in San Antonio that offers mentoring for this specific demographic. Our mentors are in contact with the girls on a weekly basis. One of the main goals of the mentor program is to have a personal relationship with the girls in order to walk through life with them. Due to abuse, many of these girls have had their childhood stolen from them. We try to give those experiences back to them through our weekend activities. Ransomed Life takes a holistic approach to each activity in order to encompass spiritual, mental, behavioral, and physical care, while having fun.
Ransomed Life believes in the importance of awareness. Engaging with the community about the realities of sex trafficking is key to the success in the fight against trafficking. Our team educates schools, churches, businesses and many other community organizations all across San Antonio bringing awareness to the dangers and realities of sex trafficking. We have also been able to integrate, TRAPS, to our youth and the "at-risk" on how to recognize the lures of traffickers.
We believe education is vital for our girls on their journey of healing and restoration. Ransomed Life has witnessed survivors try to integrate back into the typical school setting with little success due to trauma, social unrest, and being behind in the classroom. Therefore, we offer a customized educational program for GED completion, High School diploma, tutoring, and college assistance. This has allowed the girls to catch up in the classroom and provides more options to best fit their educational needs.
Ransomed Life's long-term vision is a ranch for these girls. We believe healing will take place when they have a safe, secure environment condusive to their needs. The ranch will provide various types of therapy (equine, dog, group, individual and family) in order to bring a holistic approach of healing for each girl. As we continue to raise funds for the ranch, restoration is occurring through relationships with our mentors and the activities we are able to provide our girls.