Courtesy of Holy Spirit Parish, Saskatoon
On June 1, 2022, the Catholic Women’s League council at Holy Spirit Parish in Saskatoon hosted the presentation of IWIN (I’m Worth It Now) backpacks from the IWIN Calgary headquarters to the Hope Restored organization in Saskatoon, which assists those escaping situations of human trafficking.
These backpacks are filled with a change of clothes, personal care products, a prayer bracelet and a note card to survivors of human trafficking. Hope Restored operates an eight-bed safe shelter and rehab facility, which opened in Saskatoon in Nov 2019.
What is IWIN?IWIN, working with human trafficking investigators, provides backpacks to survivors who are entering a wrap-around program to support them emotionally, physically and spiritually. IWIN also raises awareness about the atrocity of human trafficking and its prevalence right here in our home country of Canada by providing volunteers with the opportunity to participate in a Red Sand Prayer Service. To find out more about IWIN, please visit www.iwininitiative.ca.
What is Hope Restored?
Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Hope Restored is a charitable organization guided and led by compassionate people who care deeply about the restoration and empowerment of all people, especially those who have been impacted by sexual exploitation and trafficking. Hope Restored has an 8 bed safe house in Saskatoon for women and girls. To find out more about Hope Restored, please visit www.hopetrestoredcanada.org
On June 14, the Holy Spirit CWL council also hosted Joeline Magill, Executive Director of Hope Restored, who brought more information about the work of the local facility. CWL members presented pajamas, socks and cash to help with some of the Hope Restored needs.