Founder’s Message

It is the end of first quarter here at WP and we have not blinked since the State Theater “Priceless” event for national human trafficking awareness month.  The team of staff and volunteers are so committed to bringing sex trafficking to an end that they have worked  to near exhaustion. In the past 3 months we have provided a home to Susan (not her real name) a young woman who was first trafficked by her mother at 15 years old.  Susan has just given birth to a son and WP is mentoring her to be the mother she never knew she could be.

Our #NotApriceTag in-class prevention training is seeing great response from students and administrators alike.  We have educated 25 classrooms and more than 750 students in 1st quarter alone.  I could go on about Mary Graham Hall impact, Aliya House bible studies, Juvenile Hall mentoring, Just His House guest outings, survivor parents counseling, all of which happen because people in this valley give financially and serve freely.  I simply want to say thank you for making Without Permission and the crime of sexual slavery a top priority in your prayers, conversations and resources.  You keep us on the front lines.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8

Because He lives,
Debbie Johnson
Founder and CEO

#iamchange Freedom Walk

Thank you to the Modesto Bee for highlighting this event!

Click here to Read the Modesto Bee Article 

 

#iamchange MEN’S MOVEMENT exists to mobilize the MEN of the community in the sex trafficking battle as collaborative partners in bringing awareness to all in hopes for significant change.

The #iamchange Freedom Walk is the first event in this Men’s Movement. Men from 15 local churches are building this movement and mobilizing their communities for the walk. 

Q&A with Pastor Lance Lowell
Modesto’s Neighborhood Church

Why are you as man committed to this “freedom walk”?
As a man I feel that it is important for me to acknowledge the truth that the sex trafficking industry is driven by demand. The freedom walk gives me the opportunity to say to my family, my church and my community that I will commit to walking in integrity and purity and be part of the solution to this darkness that is taking place in our culture. Most other walks or demonstrations are focused on wanting others to solve the problem. I feel it is important for men to take a stand and demonstrate that we want to lead and be the change in our homes, in our culture and even in the issue of sex trafficking.

How will a walk end sex trafficking? 
I feel like it is time for us as men to encourage each other that our actions matter and together we can have a positive impact on the world. We have to call each other up to be the best man we can be for our families and the world around us.  If one person connects the dots that their choice to live a life of honor, integrity and purity will reduce the demand for sex trafficking then we have made a difference.

 

Volunteer Appreciation

On Saturday March 24th, we gathered our Volunteer Team together to celebrate Easter and learn about our upcoming events. It was a wonderful time with a great group of dedicated volunteers! If you’ve been thinking about become involved, NOW IS THE TIME! Click below to fill out a volunteer application and begin the process of becoming a Without Permission Volunteer.

 

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Quarterly Reach Vol 1 – March 2018

Founder’s Message

It is the end of first quarter here at WP and we have not blinked since the State Theater “Priceless” event for national human trafficking awareness month.  The team of staff and volunteers are so committed to bringing sex trafficking to an end that they have worked  to near exhaustion. In the past 3 months…

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#iamchange Freedom Walk

Thank you to the Modesto Bee for highlighting this event! Click here to Read the Modesto Bee Article    #iamchange MEN’S MOVEMENT exists to mobilize the MEN of the community in the sex trafficking battle as collaborative partners in bringing awareness to all in hopes for significant change. The #iamchange Freedom Walk is the first event in this…

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April 11th, 2018 – FREE TRAINING

JOIN US APRIL 11th FOR THIS POWERFUL TRAINING Admission is Free, Lunch is included   Co-sponsored by Stanislaus County Community Services Agency and Without Permission

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Volunteer Appreciation

On Saturday March 24th, we gathered our Volunteer Team together to celebrate Easter and learn about our upcoming events. It was a wonderful time with a great group of dedicated volunteers! If you’ve been thinking about become involved, NOW IS THE TIME! Click below to fill out a volunteer application and begin the process of…

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Ensure that Without Permission continues to be a force for justice in 2018

DONATE TODAY www.withoutpermission.org/donation   OUR MISSION: Without Permission exists to lead the church and community into the battle that will end sex trafficking. OUR VISION: Through collaborative partnerships in the Central Valley and across the nation, Without Permission confronts the culture that promotes sex trafficking. We restore the victimized, educate our youth to prevent victimization, and attack…

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Ensure that Without Permission continues to be a force for justice in 2018

DONATE TODAY

www.withoutpermission.org/donation

 

OUR MISSION: Without Permission exists to lead the church and community into the battle that will end sex trafficking.

OUR VISION: Through collaborative partnerships in the Central Valley and across the nation, Without Permission confronts the culture that promotes sex trafficking. We restore the victimized, educate our youth to prevent victimization, and attack the lies that drive demand.

 

Quarterly Reach Volume 4 – December 2017

A Place of Refuge

In 2017, WP Parent Partnership participants have become volunteers, speakers and mentors in the community. Our Restoration Department has grown to five staff members due to our impact in the Valley. Just His House hosted survivors or their parents every week of 2017. Let the words of those who are being blessed by your investment in…

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Prevention Awareness Training

In campuses all over Modesto, we are bringing sex trafficking prevention education to your students. More than 800 students have already been resourced this 2017 school year and we will continue to reach more kids in 2018. Presentations are led by a Survivor Leader, who was trafficked in Modesto and shares parts of her own…

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 7th: Church Awareness Day. Eleven partner churches around the Valley will be sharing how they are partnering with WP in 2018, beginning with National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th. If your church would like to partner with us, please call the WP office at (209) 622-0156. January 11th: Movie Night at the State…

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2018 Benefit Gala

Join us for Without Permission’s  6th Annual Benefit Gala Friday, February 9th, 2018 Festivities to begin at 6 pm At the Martin G. Petersen Event Center in Modesto Tickets Available Now We’ve sold out the last few years and expect to do so again. Get your tickets early to be sure you can join us…

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Get Involved

OUR MISSION: Without Permission exists to lead the church and community into the battle that will end sex trafficking. OUR VISION:  Through collaborative partnerships in the Central Valley and across the nation, Without Permission confronts the culture that promotes sex trafficking. We restore the victimized, educate our youth to prevent victimization, and attack the lies that…

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A Place of Refuge

In 2017, WP Parent Partnership participants have become volunteers, speakers and mentors in the community. Our Restoration Department has grown to five staff members due to our impact in the Valley. Just His House hosted survivors or their parents every week of 2017.

Let the words of those who are being blessed by your investment in this ministry tell you what has happened here this year:

“JHH means I can have a safe place to come to and relax, I can talk to people here that will help me. It feels like my second home.” … WP Survivor

“I have a lot of navigators at JHH that I know care about me, they are not caring about me because they have to, they care because they want to and they want to see me strive, it makes me feel loved and cared for.” … WP Survivor

“I struggled with accepting Jesus in my life. Now I have a sense of comfort when I pray and I know Jesus is listening to me and he cares. I’m glad WP has helped me get my faith back.” … WP Survivor

“I am profoundly grateful for Parent Night at Just His House. A place of comfort where I renew my strength, wisdom, guidance from staff and other parents who have been affected by this evil called ‘human trafficking’. In the midst of my deepest darkness this place has been my light and compass. It guides me through this darkness and gives me the light of hope when my daughter is recovered.” … Survivor Parent Sheri

“He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge” Psalm 91:4

Prevention Awareness Training

In campuses all over Modesto, we are bringing sex trafficking prevention education to your students. More than 800 students have already been resourced this 2017 school year and we will continue to reach more kids in 2018. Presentations are led by a Survivor Leader, who was trafficked in Modesto and shares parts of her own story. Read some of the results of WP’s partnership with Modesto City Schools:

I learned a lot about sex trafficking and how it’s very common here in Modesto and other cities near Highway 99. I really felt touched with your story and I have already told many people about what I learned.” … Downey High 9th grader

I know a family friend who went through it and it was terrible. I hope soon it will stop forever.” … Modesto High 9th grader

“I now know to be careful and remember we are pricelessI will do my best to protect myself and others”  … Davis High 10th grader

“I feel like Without Permission should be speaking to whole schools not just classrooms”… Davis High 12th grader

It was amazing and touching (the presentation). I understand that I’m just one person but can make a world of difference. Thank you so much for sharing with us.” … Enochs High 9th grader

“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.”
Psalm 36:7

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 7th:

Church Awareness Day. Eleven partner churches around the Valley will be sharing how they are partnering with WP in 2018, beginning with National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th. If your church would like to partner with us, please call the WP office at (209) 622-0156.

January 11th:

Movie Night at the State Theater. We are co-sponsoring the movie “Priceless” at the State Theater in Modesto on Thursday, January 11th. This event is hosted by the Stanislaus Family Justice Center. Admission is FREE and the movie will be followed by an informative panel of local experts. Doors open at 6pm. Movie starts at 7pm.