Daring to Rise Strong

Iowa has high rates of human trafficking, in part due to the intersection of Interstates 80 & 35 in Des Moines. Up to 800 victims may be trafficked in Iowa every month; as few as 1% of those victims may be rescued. Dorothy’s House provides residential housing, basic needs, transportation, care coordination, and educational programming for women and girls whose lives have been interrupted by sex trafficking. Individualized care plans are developed to address multiple issues and needs. Through this project, clients will participate in local workshops based on curriculum developed by researcher Brene Brown. Participants will learn to develop shame resilience, quiet their inner critics, embrace their imperfections, and cultivate meaningful relationships.