Empowering sex trafficking survivors to live in the freedom of Christ
“Stand Fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Gal 5:1
WHAT IS STAND FAST IN FREEDOM?
Stand Fast in Freedom is a place for sex trafficking survivors to be healed, restored, and empowered to pursue a uniquely meaningful future. The program provides holistic care to underage female survivors in a 24/7 live-in residential facility in Nebraska. We recognize the sacred complexity of what it means to be human, and intentionally provide for each of the interdependent dimensions of life: body, mind, soul, spirit.
We provide for basic necessities including food, shelter, clothing and access to medical and dental care, in a safe and secure environment that allows for healing
We provide a homeschooling curriculum under the direction of a licensed teacher, as well as psychosocial education in our counseling curriculum under our licensed mental health providers.
Counseling is provided by Licensed Mental Health Practitioners both adept at psychotherapy and certified in Logotherapy or “soul” therapy aimed at empowering survivors to identify personal values and meaning and make practical steps toward pursuing them.
We believe spiritual development is a fundamental aspect of comprehensive wellbeing, and encourage program participants to recognize their inherent God-given value and worth.
Now Part of Project 91
Stand Fast in Freedom is an official partner of the 611 Network. As a partner, Stand Fast in Freedom is one of the “HUBS” along 611 Network’s Project 91, an international network of safe-houses that collaborate to provide the best care to survivors.
Stand Fast in Freedom is a non-profit public benefit corporation qualifying as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations directly fund program components including facility expenses, school and other supplies, personal items for the residents, and employee salaries. Program administrators do not receive compensation.
WHAT MAKES STAND FAST IN FREEDOM DIFFERENT
We aim to address the underlying thought patterns that perpetuate survival-based thinking so as to create lasting impact that empowers survivors to maintain a life of freedom. Our program moves beyond psychotherapy to include “soul-therapy” (Logotherapy), enabling survivors to identify and pursue their unique values and passions.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
- Viktor Frankl, MD, developer of Logotherapy
We view true freedom as freedom to live the life one was intended to live in Christ, and freedom to forgive as Christ forgave us, refusing to let past injustices dictate future responses.
We respect every person as an individual created in God’s image, irreplaceable, and intrinsically valuable.
We aim to equip survivors with resilience to overcome suffering by introducing them to the love of Christ, a love that transcends all boundaries and overcomes all sorrow.
We aim to build resilience, instill hope, and empower survivors to take responsibility for their own lives and become a conduit of Christ’s love to others.
We desire for those we serve to recognize our commitment to them as grounded in our devotion to Christ. We recognize the shared brokenness of humanity and journey with them through a heart of humility, together seeking deeper healing.
We are seeking employees and volunteers with a heart of compassion and humility to join our team. For inquiries regarding available positions or other ways to support our ministry, and for other inquiries, please leave us a message using the form provided.
Handwritten notes and donations can be mailed to 2916 S. 132nd Street # 138, Omaha NE 68144.