Holmes County, Ohio is one of the most beautiful small town places in America. Thousands of people visit every year to admire this peaceful Midwest oasis. A devastating reality though, is that sexual abuse and domestic violence are happening in this quaint community.
In 2014, Larry and Kendra Kaufman and a core team from Grace Church launched 58:12 Rescue to break the silence and to create awareness that sexual abuse and domestic violence were happening.
Isaiah 58:12 says, "Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” The mission of 58:12 Rescue is to provide a safe Christ-centered home for vulnerable women and children in our community that have been devastated by sexual abuse and/or domestic violence.
Our seven bedroom home can host up to six mothers and their children. Since 2014 we have helped over 400 women, and hosted 40 women and 37 children in our home over a period of 1,460 nights. When our home is filled to capacity, we refer women to other shelters and local agencies for help and support. A resident mentor lives on site and works with each resident to customize a support plan to ensure progress toward healing, goal setting, and appropriate outcomes. Residents receive meals, clothes, care, life skills training, mentoring, counseling and emotional support.
Our dream is to have safe houses in other communities as expressions of our commitment to biblical justice and to care for those who have been abused and abandoned.
HOUSING & FOOD
We provide shelter, food, clothing and basic necessities for each of our residents.
INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORT PLANS
We provide goal setting, wellness plans, and weekly meetings with caseworkers for each of our residents.
We provide spiritual growth opportunities and personal enrichment for each of our residents.
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
We provide practical skills training for each of our residents.
We provide professional counseling through local agencies for each of our residents.
We provide mentors for each of our residents.
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