WHAT IS FIVE14?
Five14 is utilizing the power of relationship to spark a cultural revolution, reaching out to women in a variety of vulnerabilities in an effort to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation. It aims to meet women where they are by establishing trusting relationships with individuals through consistency and respect. We encourage the belief that every person is priceless and loved unconditionally.
We provide the tools to take women from where they are, to where they want to be. We are eager to help women who need:
Relationship and Encouragement
Resources such as toiletry items, baby care items, and household cleaning supplies
Domestic violence services
Financial assisting & counseling
SERVICES & PROGRAMS
Our storehouse is a place where women can come to receive free baby care items, household cleaning supplies, and personal toiletries every month. The storehouse meets needs, but more than that, it provides a place for women to connect with our team and develop the relationships that can encourage and inspire them. Volunteer with us at The Storehouse two Saturdays every month!
Five14 Revolution provides women that have been accepted into our program with referrals to area organizations that can assist with services such as long-term sober-living housing, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, medical care, and dental care. We have developed a wide network of partnerships with incredible organizations in our community to help meet the diverse needs of the population of women we serve. Starting over and seeking these services out can be overwhelming, which is why Five14 is committed to walking alongside women and facilitating this important process.
Five14 Revolution provides financial assistance through our benevolence program. In order for the women we work with to succeed, they need a firm foundation. We often financially support women for their first month at a sober-living house, which provides them with safe housing while they apply for necessary identification, attend all mandatory meetings, and pursue gainful employment. We also provide financial assistance for transportation, utilities, housing, groceries, counseling services, and medical/dental needs. All benevolence requests are subject to a set criteria and are evaluated for eligibility and decided upon by our board.
"Tears streamed down her face as she muttered the words “I’m just so exhausted. I can’t do this anymore.” I sat there listening, trying to think of the words to encourage her, to tell her everything was going to be okay - but I sat in silence as my heart broke. Unlike this tired woman, I didn’t know what it was like to sleep outside every night, to wake up in the morning to find bug bites covering my body. I didn’t know what it was like to walk four miles into town on a hot, summer day because a Saturday afternoon trip to Five14’s Storehouse was my means to get by for the week. I didn’t know what it was like to cry tears of joy because someone had donated bottles of body spray and sticks of deodorant. Truthfully, I didn’t know what it was like to be in her shoes. But even as we sat there in two different life circumstances, I heard her heart’s cry, I saw her exhaustion and my heart broke with empathy for her.
With Rebecca in the room, we began to speak truths over her, over her value and over her current circumstances. That day, we not only were able to meet her material needs but were able to remind her that she is seen, valued, cared for and so loved... Being a part of Five14 Revolution, I have seen such a beautiful picture of the Lord’s love for his children. One that is persistent, loyal, unconditional and everlasting. And I too have been reminded of my identity as a daughter - that I am seen, chosen, sought after and pursued.
Just like every woman we serve, I’m the one the Lord left the ninety nine for. He cares for the one, He chases after the one, He stands for the one."
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Rebecca Anderson has been serving as the Executive Director of Five14 Revolution since 2014. Rebecca’s passion for women is rooted in a heart that desires to see each one flourish in their God-given identity and a belief that their past does not have to define their future. It is for this reason, that Rebecca, along with her amazing team, feel called to reach out to women working in the commercial sex industry and bring God's hope, healing and freedom to women in places of vulnerability.
Mandy Garrett is the Director of Support Services at at Five14 and has served as a Director with them for seven years. She is passionate about serving the women of our community and her heart is for them to know the same freedom that Jesus has given to her. She is committed to seeing this community free from the bonds of sexual exploitation.