Gateway 328

Stop Human-trafficking

WHO IS GATEWAY 328?

Gateway 328 is a ministry of Ward Church that connects people to resources and organizations that stand at the forefront of the fight against human trafficking in the Metro Detroit area and around the world. There are many “gateways” into human trafficking that a vulnerable person might encounter. But, the love of God is the door through which Gateway 328 hopes to lead those caught in the web of human trafficking and exploitation. Our guiding verse is Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We are actively working with All Worthy of Love to help meet their ongoing needs, as they minister to women in and around the Detroit area. These serving opportunities are flexible and can be done with others in a group or individually. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, sign up to serve below. If you have questions about Gateway 328, email jennalin.white@ward.church.

Human Trafficking sign

One-time serve opportunities

In June 2014, our team rescued a woman that was being trafficked by her husband in Detroit, Mich., when we arrived to the safe house she pulled a note out of her pocket that she had been holding on to for months. She said every time she thought she couldn’t go on and felt completely hopeless, she would pull that note out and read it over and over again.

Ongoing opportunities

OUR PARTNERS

All Worthy of Love: All Worthy of Love (AWOL) is a justice-focused non-profit that reaches out to men and women enslaved by street prostitution. Their mission is to restore broken dwellings, based on the teachings of Isaiah 58. Learn more. Starting in 2021, Gateway 328 has partnered with All Worthy of Love, contributing resources and manpower to help with street outreach to those enslaved in street prostitution in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties.

Not Abandoned: This global organization labors to empower women who have been exploited. They work with the women they meet to remove barriers to freedom and then provide steady support, trauma-informed care, and practical training opportunities to live a life of freedom and purpose. Learn more. In 2019, Ward Church partnered with Not Abandoned to send a team from Ward to Pattaya, Thailand to outreach to girls and women trapped in the industry and connect them with an education and employment training team.

Gateway 328 partners

Definitions:

Human trafficking is an industry that spans nations, cultures, genders and forms of trafficking (e.g., sex trafficking, labor trafficking, etc.). The childwelfare.gov site has a great handout that covers the topic at a high-level. Download the PDF.

Key Industry Terms:

Sharedhope International has a very comprehensive list of key sex trafficking terms. Read more about the insider language of this insidious industry! Learn the terms.

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