This project supports two partnering ministries in Austria (not named for security reasons) that ministers to people in prostitution. A great majority of those in prostitution are in fact victims of human trafficking, where a mixture of force, fraud, or coercion was used to bring them into this situation.
One major component of the ministry is regular street and brothel outreaches, where a ministry team seeks to build relationships with those in prostitution, share Christ’s love, and provide care and assistance for those wishing to leave prostitution. These wrap-around services include language and job skills training, help with immigration documents, Bible studies, etc.
Our current goal is to raise $10,000 annually for these ministries to go towards the costs necessary to staff weekly outreaches and provide professional and supportive services for those wishing to leave prostitution. In the future, as these ministries continue to grow, these funds could support other potential areas of ministry growth, such as the creation of a drop-in center or expanded job training programs, and the subsequent staffing needed.