Founder’s Message

WP Named California Non-Profit of the Year for District 12

Yes it is true; the team at Without Permission has been honored this week with Non Profit of the Year 2017 District 12.  We are blessed to serve in the Valley and partner with the agencies we do. A big thank you to Assemblyman Heath Flora for the recognition.  I wanted to remind you that this is all made possible because of your partnership as well.  We need all our partnerships to reach the families and victims of sex trafficking.  We need to mobilize more volunteers to bring prevention education across two county lines.  We also can not let up in the fight for justice in our legislative process.

As you look over Volume 2 please remember we at Without Permission are committed to ending the culture of human trafficking and together we will reach that goal. Our love for you cannot be over stated! Congratulations, YOU are the “Non Profit of the Year 2017 District 12”.

“And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.” Colossians 3:14 

Together,

Debbie Johnson

Founder and CEO

Debbie Johnson and the WP Staff celebrate

 

 

 

Mission… NOT Impossible!

It’s almost time! The ride starts July 15th. Show your support for Team Johnson and encourage them as they train to become athletes and cyclists who can ride 360 miles in 6 days! All proceeds go to Without Permission.

Donate to the Team

 

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13                     #DEMANDaction    #slavesnomore    #endtheHTculture

WP In Action

 

 

Join us in welcoming Kassy McKee, our new Campus Educator.

She will be handling our Prevention Education program at local junior high and high schools for 2017-18.

This important program reaches hundreds of kids every year:

 

…“No one ever deserves to be treated this way.”

…“We should try our hardest to put all of these people in jail.”

…“We came to this because our nation is all about money”

…“I would say I know someone getting pimped”

…“Our culture needs to change”.

-Enochs High School Students, in response to a WP Training Day

 

 

 

Without Permission is opening an office at the Stanislaus Family Justice Center. 

This one-stop resource center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault will now offer support for victims of human trafficking.

 

The FREE June 21st CSA Training Event “Respond Rescue Restore”

featured presentations by Homeland Security and Modesto Detective Steve Anderson regarding local gangs.

Our next FREE community training is scheduled for September.

 

 

 

In the first three months of 2017, 15 new survivors called us looking for help.

Another 9 local allies called for resources for the survivors they serve.

We recently received a call from a local hospital social worker

who had identified one of her patients as a victim.

We were able to have Navigators on site to help within a few hours.

This is why we do free community trainings.

This is the coordinated response your support makes possible!

 

Partner Spotlights

Donor Spotlight

Thank you to our dedicated Corporate Donor, Nightingale Coffee & Tea for regularly supporting the work of Without Permission financially and for donating your coffee and tea services at our fundraising events!

 

 

“We’re committed to fight for and support victims of abuse and exploitation one excellent cup of coffee at a time.”

 

 

 

You can find them at Crossroads Grace Church in Manteca on Sunday mornings.

Make your coffee count!

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Volunteer Spotlight

Thank you to our honored Volunteer, Kim Stroud!

Kim is a vivacious, warm hearted and creative gal! She blesses us greatly with her upbeat attitude, great sense of humor and willingness to help however she can. We’ve relied on Kim to help at our community training days and Benefit Dinners, and to run information booths at various events around the county. She is pictured below at this year’s Love Modesto event, where she helped WP distribute trafficking awareness posters at local motels.

THANK YOU KIM! It’s because of volunteers like you that we can continue to impact our community for good!

Debbie Johnson, Sandy Sexton and Kim Stroud

 

Get Involved at Without Permission

Join the fight to #endtheHTculture:

 

 

 

 

HOST A DOCUMENTARY MOVIE NIGHT

The movies “I am Jane Doe” and “Tricked” are available on Netflix. Pick up some educational materials from us, invite some friends over, and educate your circle of influence about human trafficking: what it is, how it can happen to anyone, and what we can do to protect our kids and each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFIED NAVIGATORS

We currently have a need for volunteer Certified Navigators who are bilingual and/or live in San Joaquin County. If you are interested, please fill out a Volunteer Application and indicate “Survivor Support” as your preferred area of interest. We will contact you with upcoming training dates.

 

 

 

 

 

DONATE GIFT CARDS

Gift Cards for survivors provide direct and practical support of food and clothing – we can use Target and Winco cards – $25 per card is ideal. We can also use Walmart gift cards – $5 value per card. Trafficking victims frequently come to us without appropriate clothing or food resources. This is one way you can provide them direct support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR

For as little as $10/month, you can join our 5k@10 fundraising campaign and contribute to the positive change Without Permission is making in the community – educating our kids to stay safe, supporting law enforcement and social services, and helping trafficking survivors restore their lives. We have about 50 committed donors to date. Our goal is to have 100 on board by the end of 2017. Will you be one of them?