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     If you would like to help FREE children from child sex trafficking and exploitation, and keep them FREE, please click either of these links below and help any way you can.  Thank you.
 


 

 

Destiny Rescue (WHO WE ARE!)

Our vision, is to play a leading role in the ending of sexual exploitation and trafficking of children in our lifetime.

 

Who We Rescue

We rescue children from sexual exploitation and human trafficking and help them stay free.

 

Our agents constantly fight to bring freedom to children caught in sexual exploitation. In the pursuit of children, we are often given the opportunity to rescue adults out of labor and sex trafficking situations too. All people are valuable, created in the image of God and are worthy of rescue and freedom.
 

*Together we can usher children out of darkness into freedom. *

 

How do we rescue?

Day and night, agents enter some of the darkest places on the planet in search of children trapped in sex trafficking and exploitation. Once identified, our agents work relentlessly to bring these children to freedom. Each child’s rescue looks different, but typically falls into one of four rescue types.

 

Covert:

Our rescue agents go undercover in brothels, bars and on the streets to find children being sexually exploited. Once found, we build trust with them and offer a way out.

Raid:
Our rescue agents identify child-sex-trafficking victims and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against their traffickers. Then teams work alongside law enforcement to free victims and arrest offenders.

 

Survival:

By visiting communities or receiving intelligence, rescue agents discover children being sexually exploited within their communities or on the streets and intervene to rescue the child.

 

Border Rescue:

Rescue agents work at border crossing stations and actively identify trafficking victims. They will detain and question travelers and take action as needed to rescue those found to be victims of human trafficking.

 

*Rescue teams active across ten countries.             

*Over 10,000 rescues and counting.

*Aided in 500+ arrests.

 

Rescue is just the first step to a life of freedom:

A child’s rescue from the sex trade means nothing, if we cannot keep her/him from falling back into that place of exploitation. The process of keeping her free starts immediately after her rescue by meeting whatever needs she/he has that allow her/him to take the first steps toward freedom. From there, the path looks different because each child’s needs are different. One of three things typically happens next:

 

Family Reunification:

When safe to do so, she is reunified with family and/or her/his community. Assessment reveals if she/he needs care within her/his community provided by Destiny Rescue, or help from another provider.

 

Transitional Homes:

She enters a transitional home providing a safe place while a longer-term solution is found. This home could be a Destiny Rescue home or a partner-referred home.

 

Residential Homes:

She/he enters a residential home equipped with staff and services to care for her/his needs and help her/him towards sustainable freedom. This home could be a Destiny Rescue home or a partner-referred home.

 

Path to Freedom Plans:

When we are involved in reintegration, whether it is in the community or residential home setting, a member of our team will develop an individualized Path to Freedom for the child. This plan focuses on decreasing the vulnerabilities that led to her/him being exploited while providing new opportunities that allow her/him to flourish in freedom.

Overcoming her specific, personal vulnerabilities may include provisions for:

  • A safe place to live.

  • Urgent health needs.

  • Temporary economic assistance.

  • Education and/or vocational training.

  • Emotional health needs.

  • Spiritual growth.

  • Job placement.

Bright Futures:

Reintegration is a child’s safe return to an independent life as intended. Destiny Rescue team members will walk the path of freedom with a child for up to 12 months to ensure she/he stays free. This ongoing relationship allows us to check in on her/his progress, identify new concerns or vulnerabilities, and provide encouragement along the way. During this time, we often earn the right to share the good news of the gospel with them.

Donate with confidence

Over the last three years, 80.4% of every dollar we spent was used for programs that benefit the children we defend.

Donate with confidence

Over the last three years, 80.4% of every dollar we spent was used for programs that benefit the children we defend.

Destiny Rescue is recognized by Guidestar, Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau for our commitment to transparency, accountability and financial integrity.

We value transparency and are committed to investing funds in strategic ways to accomplish our mission and vision. We’re an active member of the ECFA, working diligently to follow the seven standards of responsible stewardship.

What are the ECFA seven standards of responsible stewardship?

Standard 1 Doctrinal Issues
Every organization shall subscribe to a written statement of faith clearly affirming a commitment to the evangelical Christian faith or shall otherwise demonstrate such commitment, and shall operate in accordance with biblical truths and practices.

Standard 2 Governance
Every organization shall be governed by a responsible board of not less than five individuals, a majority of whom shall be independent, who shall meet at least semiannually to establish policy and review its accomplishments.

Standard 3Financial Oversight
Every organization shall prepare complete and accurate financial statements. The board or a committee consisting of a majority of independent members shall approve the engagement of an independent certified public accountant, review the annual financial statements, and maintain appropriate communication with the independent certified public accountant. The board shall be apprised of any material weaknesses in internal control or other significant risks.

Standard 4Use of Resources and Compliance with Laws
Every organization shall exercise the appropriate management and controls necessary to provide reasonable assurance that all of the organization’s operations are carried out and resources are used in a responsible manner and in conformity with applicable laws and regulations, such conformity taking into account biblical mandates.

Standard 5Transparency
Every organization shall provide a copy of its current financial statements upon written request and shall provide other disclosures as the law may require. The financial statements required to comply with Standard 3 must be disclosed under this standard.

An organization must provide a report, upon written request, including financial information on any specific project for which it has sought or is seeking gifts.

Standard 6 Compensation-Setting and Related-Party Transactions
Every organization shall set compensation of its top leader and address related-party transactions in a manner that demonstrates integrity and propriety in conformity with ECFA’s Policy for Excellence in Compensation-Setting and Related-Party Transactions.

Standard 7 Stewardship of Charitable Gifts

7.1 Truthfulness in Communications
In securing charitable gifts, all representations of fact, descriptions of the financial condition of the organization, or narratives about events must be current, complete, and accurate. References to past activities or events must be appropriately dated. There must be no material omissions or exaggerations of fact, use of misleading photographs, or any other communication which would tend to create a false impression or misunderstanding.

7.2 Giver Expectations and Intent
Statements made about the use of gifts by an organization in its charitable gift appeals must be honored. A giver’s intent relates both to what was communicated in the appeal and to any instructions accompanying the gift, if accepted by the organization. Appeals for charitable gifts must not create unrealistic expectations of what a gift will actually accomplish.

7.3 Charitable Gift Communication
Every organization shall provide givers appropriate and timely gift acknowledgments.

7.4 Acting in the Best Interest of Givers
When dealing with persons regarding commitments on major gifts, an organization’s representatives must seek to guide and advise givers to adequately consider their broad interests.

An organization must make every effort to avoid knowingly accepting a gift from, or entering into a contract with, a giver that would place a hardship on the giver or place the giver’s future well-being in jeopardy.

7.5 Percentage Compensation for Securing Charitable Gifts
An organization may not base compensation of outside stewardship resource consultants or its own staff directly or indirectly on a percentage of charitable contributions raised.
These standards come from ECFA’s Website and can be reviewed in full detail 
here.

FAQs

Are my donations tax deductible?

Yes. Destiny Rescue is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Please consult a tax advisor for specific deductibility rules.

How are my funds invested?

We are grateful for your generosity and promise to use your donation in the most effective way possible. All donations designated for specific funds will be applied to those projects and to administering the gifts. At least 80 percent of your designated gift will go to programs that defend kids. Gifts that cannot be used for a particular project, due to over or under-funding, will be directed to Destiny Rescue’s most urgent needs. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Destiny Rescue has control over the use of all donated funds.

“Integrity is hugely important to Destiny Rescue and to me personally, especially when it comes to finances. Proverbs 22:1 says, ‘A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.’

This is my philosophy in my approach to the financial stewardship of the resources entrusted to us: I am committed to building the integrity and trustworthiness of the organization. Everyone that I’ve worked with at Destiny Rescue, from my time serving in Cambodia to the years I’ve been with the US office, reflects the same commitment to honorability and effectiveness in handling our resources. Having that foundation in place gives us the ability to operate with confidence as the Lord grows the organization.”

Eva
Chief Financial Officer, Destiny Rescue USA

 usa@destinyrescue.org • 10339 Dawsons Creek Blvd, Suite C, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 • 260-444-2407
Destiny Rescue Inc. is a (501)(c)(3) Organization

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