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The Villages of Hope Announces Updates for Its Tiny Home Village at 3rd Annual Gala

Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL-03) will attend & speak about human trafficking at the event.


Jacksonville, FL - The Villages of Hope is excited to announce its 2023 plans and organization updates at its 3rd Annual Hope is our Anchor Gala. The newly built tiny homes coming in 2023 will be used to provide transitional housing, love, and support to women who have been freed from sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, and addiction.


The event will be held on November 1, 2022 from 6-8 pm at the Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL-03) will attend and speak at the event.


“We are overflowing with gratitude to our sponsors for stepping up in such a big way to support the development of our first tiny home community,” said Donna Fenchel, Co-Founder, The Villages of Hope. “50-75 women are rescued from human trafficking situations in Jacksonville each year, meanwhile Jacksonville isn’t equipped with the housing or programming to care for the women. That’s why we created The Villages of Hope, and why we are committed to helping as many women as we can.”


In support of her efforts to put an end to trafficking in the US, Congresswoman Kat Cammack will also attend and speak at the Gala. In January of this year, Congresswoman Cammack introduced the “Human Trafficking Awareness Training Act”, a bill that focuses on the importance of training programs for first responders and how they recognize and respond to potential human trafficking situations.


“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it has no place in our society,” said Rep. Kat Cammack. “I am excited to support The Villages of Hope and attend their Gala as we work together to end trafficking in Jacksonville, FL and throughout the U.S. The education the ‘Human Trafficking Awareness Training Act’ provides is one part of the equation. Housing and ongoing resources are equally vital. With the development of their tiny home community, The Villages of Hope is going to be able to support an immediate need.”


The Villages of Hope will also announce at the Gala their Tea for Two initiative that will help raise funding for the living expenses for each woman living in their tiny home community for a transitional period of two (2) years. The funding will provide three (3) meals a day, clothing and personal care products, education, healing and art therapy, life skills, transportation to appointments, and medical and dental copays.


“We have designed a program that meets each woman where they are in their healing process,” said Carla Sweeney, Co-Founder, The Villages of Hope. “We strive to create the right conditions and environment so that women can focus on what is important - healing and staying clean and sober so they can transition back into society with a purpose. We are grateful for the numerous community leaders and business owners who have now and will agree in the future to step up to support our initiatives.”


To learn more about Congresswoman Kat Cammack, visit Cammack.House.gov

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