Posted on May 23, 2014 by End Slavery Tennessee in Blog.
Last Saturday, Karen hosted a training session for new volunteers and presenters.
Derri and Karen were out of the office from Monday to Wednesday this week for a training event in Knoxville hosted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and hearing from a Dallas anti-trafficking unit regarding law enforcement and NGO collaboration in providing services for human trafficking victims.
Our super trio and their sidekicks (a.k.a. Shelia, Lizedny and Christine with new interns Kamrie and Allie) were busy all week with survivors – going to appointments, helping with housing and services, building relationships, etc.
Linda Goldberg from the Murfreesboro volunteer group stopped by the office on Thursday with bags of food kits for our survivors.
Thursday’s staff meeting was full of surprises as the team found out that we were able to move our two part-time workers to full time for the rest of the fiscal year, an exploiter will be providing us with a new vehicle as a good faith gesture, and we have funds to purchases some tools to help us serve our volunteers and survivors more effectively. .
A kind donor brought a box spring and bed frame to the office on Friday to give to one of our survivors.
As the spring and summer months continue on we will be having a lot of activity around the office and lots of presentations and events so stay tuned to our website, newsletters, and social media for updates.