"To equip and empower sexually exploited women through the relational love of Christ."
What plays a role in a person’s behavior is so much deeper than the observable actions. At Kristy’s House, we see beyond the behaviors and into the deep expanse of what is often determined to be underlying trauma and attachment issues. We see the whole person. We journey with our clients as they begin to reveal their stories and see areas of shame and contempt. We see how they bravely engage with their hurt and eventually work through to resurrection and restoration.
In the bible, to “know” is often used in a relational context. It is to be intimately acquainted with, to be known, and understood. The desire to be known and understood is common throughout all of humanity. In our mentoring relationships and group work, we emphasize a deep, empathetic understanding of our clients as people and we spend time building trust and healthy relationships to allow that understanding to foster. We understand trauma and family of origin issues are often at the core and we spend time working through those issues.
We Love Boldly
Using a long-term care approach, we boldly commit to being an ongoing presence in the lives of the women we serve. We meet women wherever they are at in their journey and we demonstrate healthy relationships, boundaries, accountability, and the give and take of relational love as secure attachment is created and we stick around as part of their longer process of recovery. Often times, we are the first true template of what healthy relationship looks like in the lives of the women we serve.
We Offer the Tangible Expression of Hope
We provide education and awareness at speaking engagements about Kristy’s House, Prostitution, Trafficking, Trauma, and the Demand side of the sex industry.
We provide referrals to wrap-around services (substance abuse treatment, medical, housing, etc.) while we focus on the emotional and spiritual needs of our clients in-house.
We provide opportunities for the community to engage through partnerships, conferences, volunteerism, and financial support.