Dear Friends of Redemption Ridge,
I wrote to you in May about Redemption Ridge’s plan to place operations on a “summer pause” due to the severe labor shortage across our state. This is to inform you that the Board of Directors of Redemption Ridge have made the difficult decision to close Grace House and dissolve Redemption Ridge permanently. The labor shortage and rising costs of hiring highly trained staff to work with girls requiring intensive treatment are proving to be a longer-term issue. Please know that our board has prayed diligently about the direction of Redemption Ridge and believes closure to be the best course of action.
Over the many years of planning and 4 years of operating Grace House — 12 years in total, my wife Ginger and I have seen many wonderful things happen in the lives of the girls who have resided there. We’ve seen great spiritual growth of faith in Christ and healing as we have walked this road along with the many staff members who have walked it with us. We are blessed to have been part of God’s handiwork.
Thank you for partnering with us in the mission to serve young girls and ladies who have endured trauma, abuse, and hardship. Because of your financial support, together we have touched the lives of over 39 young survivors. We celebrate the successes with you.
If you have been supporting through the online Network for Good platform, you may have noticed that we’ve already disabled automations for giving. Our bylaws dictate the ways in which we will handle the remaining assets over the coming months as we close the organization.
Please keep our staff and the girls we’ve served in your prayers during this time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or our Interim Executive Director, Simone Kaiser, at [email protected].
Redemption Ridge Board President
Our heartfelt thanks for the continued love, financial support, and prayers that have poured out over Redemption Ridge during the COVID-19 crisis. A special thank you to our local first responders and health care workers that have fought hard to keep our community safe.
We, as so many others, have felt the impact of this pandemic. We have made necessary and significant changes at Grace House and our local office to comply with the various state and local requirements. Fortunately, through the tireless and meticulous efforts of our staff, we have been able to keep our young girls and those that care for them safe and healthy.
As Oregon begins to open up, we are thoughtfully and carefully integrating activities back into the daily lives of our Grace House residents. It was a challenge to keep them sheltered in place but well worth the effort for their well-being. They are excited as they begin to participate in horse and dance therapy, outdoor hikes, youth group, and a various array of activities offered to them through the Redemption Ridge program.
We have been encouraged and uplifted by so many of you during this difficult time. Thank you again for standing by us in caring for our special young ladies. If you have not yet joined the Redemption Ridge team, we invite you to partner with us through an ongoing monthly donation or a one-time gift. We strive for excellence as we serve a vulnerable population, and your financial support is vital to make this possible.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those that have been compromised by the COVID-19 crisis. We are grieving for those who have struggled physically, financially, and emotionally. We have found the following websites helpful as we maneuver through this time. Our hope is that you will find them helpful, as well.
Oregon COVID Resources
Redemption Ridge completed construction of Grace House in May of 2017 as a long-term, state licensed residential care facility for young female survivors of sex trafficking. Grace House is the first safe-house of it’s kind specifically designed for young girls ages 11 – 17 in Southern Oregon.
Redemption Ridge Resource Center serves as the first point of contact for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. The Resource Center assists those impacted by the devastating effects of trafficking by offering individual counseling, group therapy, resources, education, and support.
Redemption Ridge is dedicated to bringing hope and healing to young women devastated by the effects of commercial domestic sex trafficking. As a caring and highly committed group of individuals, we are dedicated to restoring the lives of some of our community’s most vulnerable population.
Redemption Ridge is reaching out with the hope of building a partnership with those willing to take a stand against the sexual exploitation of vulnerable young women. Your financial generosity and support will impact lives.
Redemption Ridge is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. ALL donations are tax deductible.