Refuge for Women Las Vegas (RFW), recognizes Hope Builder monthly donors with a Wall of Hope mural featuring a painted vine with leaves inscribed with donors’ initials, drawings and painted bricks from survivors of sexual exploitation graduates of RFW.
Designed to inspire and instill hope within the residents in the program, the mural features painted leaves and vines adorned with the initials of all monthly donors and is a physical symbol of the fundamental support of the community members who believe in the women and their journey to recovery.
In addition to the vine of support, during the program’s graduation week, participants who have successfully completed the program design and paint their survivor brick with a personal message to be displayed alongside the bricks of women who have come before them and is an ongoing reminder of how far they’ve come.
Refuge for Women is the organization dedicated to empowering sexually exploited women to live a life of freedom through faith-based residential programs encompassing mental-health counseling, job training, life-skills coaching and other critical services.
“The Wall of Hope is a very important visual representation of the ongoing encouragement for a group of people rooting for the recovery of the survivors of sexual exploitation who are in our program,” said Robin Smith, executive director, Refuge for Women Las Vegas. “On average, it takes seven attempts for a typical victim to heal and not return to the lifestyle of the sex industry. This wall represents women of all ages and backgrounds and is a constant reminder to keep going. The monthly Hope Builder donors the foundational funding for critical services including weekly counseling and therapy as well as maintaining our two homes in Las Vegas.”
To learn more about being a RFW’s Hope Builder donor, please contact Robin Smith, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (702) 423-3524.