The state of Texas is known for many great things! Everything is bigger in Texas, including the heart of people. Austin is a mecca for food, music, originality, innovation and urban growth. Relocation and real estate experts have Austin, Texas and beyond as a desirable place to live.
While many people have lived good life and raised families, created solid business, and contributed to their communities other things co-exist as well. It is the under-belly of the human condition. This condition breaks down families, steals innocence, depletes mental and emotional health and causes a painful interruption in society. Our children cannot be productive adults and continue life when they struggle so deeply. Read some of the following:
According to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children:
- There is no iron clad way to determine the accurate number of missing or exploited children, or sex-trafficked cases.
- In 2017, there were 100,000 children / minors exploited through prostitution in the USA.
- In 2017: FBI – their National Crime Information Center say 460,700 children are missing with 11, 800 known runaways – most likely who are sex-trafficking victims.
- In the state of Texas there are between 3,000 & 7,000 children a year that are trafficked.
- Breaking down the 3,000 – 7,000 children – where do they come from? 74% of those children were in the care of CPS or foster care when they went missing.
- Underage runaways or children at risk according to the State of Human Trafficking in Texas.
Any one thing listed below impacts a woman within a family who faces these types of circumstances:
- Loss of stable living conditions
- Loss of financial support / job
- Long-term poverty
- Release from incarceration
- Fractured families due to poverty, divorce, or death
- Sex-trafficking and prostitution
- Age out of foster care system – no family or connective support
- Predatory sex traffickers
- Sexual abuse inside or outside the home
- Gang and drug activity
- Drug addiction
- Peer pressure for sexual activity
- Involvement in sex-trade or involuntary prostitution
- Negative internet sites and influences.
Restoration Ranch is in the process of Phase I our our program – to build the foundation of our ministry. Phase I includes the following:
- Purchase a minimum of 50 fenced acres with a main house of 3,00-5000 sq. ft. in the main house (4 bed/3 bath).
- Renovation to the main house to include administrative space and furnishings.
- Build on-site (2) dorm houses for 10-15 residents & 4 staff, @ 3500 sq. feet each.
- Purchase furnishings for each house.
- Build a chapel which seats 100 people where Sunday services will be held.
- Obtain a multi-purpose metal building (with commercial kitchen, walk-in fridge and freezer) for on-site education program, art, music, exercise, donor activities and training.
- Build a multi-purpose building used for school, exercise, general meetings, staff training, ranch fundraising events and commissary.
We minister to at-risk women ages 18-65.
For more information about our services and programs, please visit our Programs Page.
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