When the Light Flickers On

RJ WaltersStories of Hope2 Comments

The work at The Porch Light Safe Home is complex, it is long-suffering and it requires great patience and persistence. But it is completely worth it. Check out this recent note from one of our coaches: I am not exactly sure what God is doing, but I am sure that something is stirring inside one of the girls in our … Read More

Some Days Rock

Katy MartinFor the Cause1 Comment

Have you heard of the fun phenomenon sweeping the nation and drawing communities together through the hiding of painted rocks? Well, these rocks are helping restore people. Specifically, they have spread their smile-inducing effect on the girls in our safe home through The Porch Light. Recently, the girls were hosted to a sweet brunch by a local group of ladies who faithfully support our … Read More

A Mother’s Peace

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The lives that are forever changed because of The Porch Light are not limited to the girls who live in our safe home. Recently one of the young women in our care got to see her mother and brother for the first time in months. It not only was therapeutic for the young woman, it was the opportunity for a … Read More

Blessed to be a Blessing

RJ WaltersFor the Cause3 Comments

At The Porch Light we have so much to be thankful for! This sentiment was crystal clear on Thanksgiving. It is always such a special time at our safe home, of cooking together and discussing what we are grateful for, but this year we decided to intentionally share the blessings God has bestowed on The Porch Light. Our staff and … Read More

The Joy of Letting Go

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For 16-year old Claire*, a resident at our safe home, the loss of her grandmother troubled her for many years. Her grandmother was her primary caregiver during the early stages of her life and one of the people she loved most. When Claire was just 5 years old, she found her grandmother had passed away inside the home they shared. … Read More

Aaron Shust to Perform at Gala

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You might have recently turned up your car stereo to sing along with him and sometimes you might be humming along to one of his “oldies but goodies.” This September, as part of our Shine a Light Gala, we are excited to welcome contemporary Christian singer and songwriter Aaron Shust. On September 29 he is bringing his heartfelt acoustic worship act … Read More

The little things

Danita PetersonStories of Hope6 Comments

At the Porch Light, we receive “ah” moments from time to time. Those moments that are reminders of the “little things”, and the impact they can have. Recently, one of those moments came, when one of our girls was staying close to our supervisor, Ma’Keba, who happened to be working in the home this day. Ma’Keba sensed this young lady … Read More

Miss Florida: Compassion should lead to action

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Guest Blog by Miss Florida 2015 Mary Katherine Fechtel I have never been trafficked. I wear a sparkly crown most days of the week and when I talk about the “commercial exploitation of an individual” I don’t have haunting memories to contend with. At my most vulnerable point I can imagine how it would feel to be trafficked, but my … Read More

A Revived Spirit and Changed Life

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By age 12 Rachel* had been abused by her family, experienced multiple placements in the foster care system and was part of a failed adoption where she suffered more abuse. She thought her boyfriend was the only one who truly loved her, but he invested in her only to sell her into a life of complete darkness. She became bonded … Read More