The story began in August of 2015 when Becky Rasmussen traveled into the heart of the Sturgis Bike rally in South Dakota. At the rally, she had an encounter with a young teenage girl named Marissa. This encounter set the wheels in motion for Call to Freedom to become its own 501(c)3 nonprofit and for the implementation of Marrisa's Project
Marissa's Project is an 8 unit apartment complex, which is a transitional housing program, serving adult women victimized by sex trafficking. We have found, through both research and our work that creating a safe environment where individuals can be supported and find stability is necessary for successful long term transitions out of a human trafficking situation. Not only are women offered shelter but are also provided access to occupational therapy, counseling, transportation, advocacy, chemical dependency groups and other supportive services. Our ultimate goal is to see these women transition into productive and self-sufficient members of our community.
|5-6 Ft. Slim Artificial Tree with Lights (for Marissa's Project)||Tablets (Christmas gifts)||Music Cd's - Christian and Christmas||Great Bear Day Passes (Christmas gifts)|
|6-12 Inch Decorative Tree for Apartments||Boomboxes (Christmas gifts)||Movies and Movie Passes (Christmas gifts)||New-used Laptop/Desktop Computer with MS Word (for Marissa's Project)|
|Mega Rolls of Toilet Paper||Tooth Paste||Plug-in Air Fresheners|
|Sanitized Hand Wipes||Make-up (foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick)|
Gift Cards are becoming increasingly useful because they offer flexibility for us to shop for resources as needs are identified. Lewis and HyVee gift cards are especially helpful as they allow us to assist with prescription purchases.
|Bus Passes||Winter Coats (L & XL, gently used, updated styles)||Black/Navy Socks|
|Monthly Gym/Fitness Passes||Pajama Pants (M-XXL)||Black Gloves|
|Bras 34-42 c-DD||Long Sleeve Tops (S-XXL)||Women's Underwear (M-XL)|
|$25-$100 Gift Cards:|
|ACE Hardware||Walmart||Get N Go Gas Vouchers|
|Sioux Area Metro Bus Passes||West Mall 7 Move Tickets||Century 14 Theater Movie Tickets|
|$10 Gift Cards:|
|Subway||Pita Pit||Burger King|
|Wendy's||Juice Stop||Other Fast Food Restaurants|
Please contact us at 605-221-4857 (x3) to coordinate drop off. Thank you for your support!