Inspired by Cloria Brown, former Missouri State Representative - ...
Inspired by Cloria Brown, former Missouri State Representative - A Woman of Grit and Grace
Have you ever met someone who was ...
Grit & Grace
Inspired by Cloria Brown, former Missouri State Representative – A Woman of Grit and Grace
Have you ever met someone who was so determined to make a difference in this world? That would be Cloria Brown, whose ‘grit and grace’ impacted so many people in our community, our state and beyond. Cloria joined forces with Monarch in 2013, the year the Refuge home opened and the first in our region. Visit the “Stories” page on our website to read the rest of the story!
Grit & Grace Necklace is made from a silver-plated flattened spoon, hand-stamped with “Grit & Grace” and embellished with either a gold or silver bling cross and wrapped pearl. It comes on a 30″ silver or gold ball chain. Funds raised from this necklace go directly to support survivors of sex trafficking in Crisis Aid International’s Refuge home.
Jen-Getting involved with Monarch has been a blessing for me as a volunteer because it is a creative outlet where I can live out my devotion to God and serve in a way that provides resources for the fight against sex-trafficking. The community of volunteers gathers weekly to produce jewelry for this purpose, and to offer support and prayer for one another.
The first U.S.-based Crisis Aid Refuge home opened in December 2012 for young adults. After many calls from multiple state agencies, we expanded our Refuge Home in July 2015 in order to serve both young adults and minors in state custody-which are both tremendous needs in our community according to the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report.
Because of your giving and prayers, we have provided trauma-centered aftercare services to more than 155 American victims of sex trafficking ages 13-30 years old.