Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast

#GivingTuesday results in thousands for nonprofits

#GivingTuesday results in thousands for nonprofits

November is the month of money for Navarre as local nonprofit groups received thousands of dollars in donations as part of #GivingTuesday and other fundraising events. The largest recipient of the November love was Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast. Refuge for Women is national program that offers victims of human trafficking a safe […]

Refuge for Women receives $10,000 pledge

Refuge for Women receives $10,000 pledge

An anonymous donor has come forward to offer local victims of sex trafficking a safe place to heal. He has pledged to match every dollar donated in November to Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast, up to $10,000. Refuge City Director Michelle Jones said she is thrilled. “This donor says there is a huge […]

Refuge for Women luncheon raises funds and awareness

Refuge for Women luncheon raises funds and awareness

Dozens gathered Saturday at the Freedom and Hope Luncheon at the Days Inn and Suites Conference Center in Navarre to learn more about the struggles of human trafficking and the road to recovery for those that escape. The fundraising event benefited Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast. Read the full article in the May […]

Danger lurks in phone apps

Danger lurks in phone apps

Social media applications and websites have allowed more people to be connected than ever before across vast distances. Some of these apps and sites even make it possible for users to meet complete strangers in their area, but there is danger in these tools. Bullies use them to target children even when they are at […]

Jones brings voice for trafficking victims

Jones brings voice for trafficking victims

When Michelle Jones stood before the Rotary Club of Navarre, she spoke on behalf of the victims of human trafficking. It is not their fault that they are in that situation, Jones told the group. Read the full article in the March 30 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online for as little as $38 per […]

Car wash raises funds for human trafficking shelter

Car wash raises funds for human trafficking shelter

Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast held a car wash and cook out Saturday at Keller Williams Dream Team office on Navarre Parkway to raise donations for a shelter for human trafficking victims to serve the region. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Human trafficking happens here too

Human trafficking happens here too

At 4 years old, while other little girls were having pretend tea parties with friends and parents, Melissa Woodward … Read the series of articles on human trafficking in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.