Doma was challenged yesterday with an amazing opportunity– a donor would like to give a generous $27,000 toward supporting the ladies that are served by doma’s Bloom! House programs– only if we can MATCH the $27,000 gift with other doma support– BY THE END OF THIS YEAR! Yes, that’s right… we have approximately 15 days to raise to raise $27,000 for a grand total of $54,000!
Many of you know that doma’s US ConnectionPoint is Judge Herbert’s CATCH court. This special docket prostitution court embodies the concept of restorative justice, and provides accountability and true justice to ladies who have been caught up in Human Trafficking and street prostitution. Doma picks up where the court system is unable to provide support to these ladies. We help to provide daily life needs, like haircuts or dental work. And we also offer them spiritual and emotional support, with consistent and positive times of social connectedness at Doma’s Bloom! home. This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath retreat home is just east of the city, and is a place of comfort and peace for the ladies retreat to during the week. The house is always buzzing with activity. From AA meetings, to cookie decorating, to trauma recovery groups, to bonfires in the backyard, to weekend retreats. There is never a week that goes by without the ladies experiencing peace and joy in tangible ways out at our Bloom! home. In the new doma van, we can now transport them much easier– and our bus should be done with the prep work by January. At Bloom!, the ladies experience ‘home’ like never before!
In the next few weeks, you’ll be hearing more about what goes on at CATCH court to get some insight into the support these amazing ladies need. An observer at CATCH court has been documenting her observations each week at court. Stay tuned for the first post!
In the next few months, you’ll hear about our new, practical, and fun volunteer mobilization program- Abolitionist U, supported with a generous grant from the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio!
And in the next few days, we ask that you think and pray through a financial gift to doma. Contact me or Tom English (doma’s COO) today if you’re interested in making a gift toward this $27,000! (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) or call us at 614-648-3662.
Peace and Joy to you this Christmas season!