Providing a pathway to a sustainable healthy, safe, productive life for women engaging in prostitution due to trauma, human sex trafficking, or drug addition.
HOW WE MAKE THE WORLD BETTER
Franciscan Peacemakers addresses the needs and issues of women in the Greater Milwaukee area who are seeking a way out of prostitution due to trauma, human sex trafficking or drug addiction. Our humble service is rooted in Franciscan Spirituality, incorporating a holistic healing approach emphasizing the human dignity of every person. We do this in 5 ways: (1) Outreach: Street Ministry, (2) Housing: Clare Community, (3) Social Enterprise: Gifts for the Journey, (4) Education: Speaking and Advocacy, and (5) in partnership with You: Critical Financial and Spiritual Support.
ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY
By Kim Fannin with Mary Evangelista
I have grown so much in the last year, and learned a lot about myself. Like how I never realized how badly the feelings of abandonment, forms of abuse and loneliness from childhood had affected me. Until one day I found myself kneeling in the middle of my bed begging God to help me. That help came when I was invited to church. After all the years of self-abuse, and being used and abused by men, I felt worthless and was disgusted with myself. Now, I just wanted to be loved and accepted. I wanted a life free of drugs and free from the past. At the church, I found Jesus and thought that I would get the changes I wanted.