Hollie
OConnor

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$360

MyGoal

$1,000


Goal Progress
36%
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Freedom Place/Arrow

Freedom Place is a comprehensive Christ-Centered care and recovery center for underage female victims of child sex trafficking. Freedom Place is the first facility of its kind in the state of Texas. Their mission is to offer a successful path to freedom for domestic children who have suffered as sex slaves.

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 University of Houston Campus, Texas
September 27, 2015

For more than a year now, I've worked at Arrow Child & Family Ministries as a marketing associate. Arrow does so much good for children who have been abused and neglected. We facilitate foster parent training, foster placements and adoption, as well as a school for children with autism, a transitional living facility for teens aging out of foster care, and more. 

But our most unique programs is Freedom Place, a rehabilitation facility for underage girls who have been sexually exploited. Freedom Place is located outside of Houston in a secluded area, where the girls can find peace and healing. At Freedom Place, they receive much needed therapy, education from an accredited on-site school, fellowship with other girls who have been through similar circumstances, and the chance to find hope and move forward with their lives. 

I've had the opportunity to go out to Freedom Place several times, and have heard firsthand from the girls how beneficial it has been. One girl I spoke to came to Freedom Place more than a grade behind in school, but is now caught up and looking forward to graduation. Multiple girls have told me how much they love working with the horses in our equine therapy program, and how it has given them a huge boost of confidence, and a better handle on regulating their emotions.  

These are just a couple examples of the ways the girls at Freedom Place are benefiting from the program, and why I've made Freedom Place my "reason to race." 

If you could help the girls out by donating, that would be awesome. It takes a lot of resources to keep Freedom Place up and running, and we rely almost entirely on grants and donations. I know this is a great program, and I want any girl who needs its services to be able to get them!

Donations2Date: $360

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Mark O'Connor $300.00 8/28/2015 Way to go Hollie!
Anonymous Donor $10.00 8/25/2015 Very cool, Hollie!
SCOTT HEITSHUSEN $25.00 8/19/2015 AWESOME!!!
Susan OConnor $25.00 8/19/2015 Very proud of who you have become. Love ya!!
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