May Newsletter

THE EXCHANGE CLUB

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Bobbi Starr and Dr. Brett Murphy-Dawson had the privilege of speaking with the Exchange Club of Columbus this month! The Exchange Club is an organization dedicated to building a better community in Columbus, Georgia. Our executive director, Bobbi Starr, spoke about the mission of Micah's Promise and encouraged the members to learn more about Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. The Exchange Club gave a generous donation from their Child Abuse Prevention Committee and we are so grateful!


COLUMBUS METRO BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION

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Micah's Promise board member, Dr. Brett Murphy-Dawson, acted as the keynote speaker at the recent Columbus Metro Black Nurses Association, where she presented on the Commercial Exploitation of Children and received a proclamation!


NEW HORIZONS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

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New Horizons Behavioral Health recently held their second annual Children's Mental Health Symposium at the Columbus Regional Library. Board members Elizabeth Glass and Dr. Kim Glass had the opportunity to present about Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking to professionals in the System of Care.


NOT A #NUMBER

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Micah's Promise team members, Bobbi Starr and Dr. Brett Murphy-Dawson, have recently been certified by Love 146 to teach the Not a #Number curriculum to middle and high school students! This curriculum is designed to prevent trafficking by teaching vulnerable teens about the danger of trafficking and how to protect themselves. Bobbi and Dr. Brett will begin teaching very soon!


COMMUNITY TRAINING!

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Micah's Promise recently hosted a community training at Christ Community Church. Keisha Head, a survivor of human trafficking and a nationally recognized speaker, gave her powerful testimony and explained what the problems are in our area. Afterward, she led a breakout session where social workers and more brainstormed what it would take to protect the children of Columbus. Dr. Brett Murphy-Dawson and Sandy Chavira also led Stewards of Children breakout sessions for educators who attended the training.


BE ON THE LOOKOUT

Micah's Promise has a booth at Junque Yard Antiques and we are asking for donations to sell!
 

If you have books, lamps, furniture or other things in nice condition, please email or call Elizabeth Glass and we can schedule a pick-up! We will give you a donation letter for things that you donate!
This is a great way to help Micah's Promise and finish up that summer cleaning!!!


FREEDOM RUN!

Be on the lookout for a Freedom Run coming your way this August!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Congratulations to our director, Bobbi Starr, for her recognition by the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy as the Stewards of Children facilitator of the month!  Each month, the staff from GCCA selects one of our state’s facilitators to be in the spotlight. They were very impressed with what they witnessed on April 12th  and all they have heard about her over the past several months.  The GCCA is the child advocacy center in Atlanta that is leading the child abuse prevention initiative for our state with the Stewards of Children training. To learn more, go to https://madmimi.com/p/391b1c/preview

We now have the architectural plans finalized for the Girls Therapeutic Treatment Facility! We are currently presenting these plans to funders and would love your continued prayer and support for both this facility as well as office space for our team. We are so grateful to our supporters for helping us reach $760,000 of our $1,500,000 goal! If you are considering supporting us, please remember that every donation has an impact and regular givers (of any amount) sustain the work of restoring stolen childhoods! Because Micah's Promise now has 501c3 status, all donations are tax-deductible!