It's hard to imagine, but we see it. Intentional sabotage. Right now we have a woman at Naomi's House who is testing us. How far can she push the boundaries before we will kick her out? The very fact that she believes we would kick anyone out shows us exactly where and why she needs … [Read More...] Intentional Sabotage?
In 2019, we continue to see the devastating effects of human trafficking across Chicagoland. In order to heal, women need trauma-informed care that addresses all aspects of their injuries. As one resident said, without the resources she received while at Naomi's House, she’s confident she would be dead. So far, 2019 has been a … [Read More...] Naomi’s House Spring 2019 Report
We had our fifth graduation this weekend - the third so far this year. Like the others, it was beautiful and reflective of God's grace. But before we even began the ceremony, something amazing happened. I met a woman who works for the Cook County Sheriff who was there the night our graduate was rescued … [Read More...] A (really!) Hard Goodbye
I had wanted to start this note by telling you about the amazing news of another NH Graduation! Instead, the story of Robert Kraft has my fingers shaking as I write this, so please be sure to look at the next note to read about the event. Actually, Kraft himself isn't the story here, but … [Read More...] Robert Kraft
One of our Naomi's House graduates had the opportunity to speak in front of a small crowd recently, and to talk about her experience as a woman who successfully completed our program. Not only did she share how her life was changed through her time at NH, she also put a face to this "issue" … [Read More...] An Issue or a Name?