QuarterLY GIVING FOCUs
GIVe with confidence
Hear from our nonprofit of the quarter and learn where your donation is really going - then give directly via secure online links (no middleman).
Other ways to give
Support our nonprofit of the quarter by donating your time, talents, or goods.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Help us find our next nonprofit of the quarter. Let us know about local and global organizations making a difference in the world.
What is the Quarterly Giving Focus?
Each quarter, Imago Dei selects one local or global nonprofit to support.
At our ID gatherings, we will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from these organizations, see what God is doing through their nonprofit,
and learn what their greatest financial and prayer needs are.
ID participants will be invited to consider a gift to the nonprofit of the quarter,
and links for secure donation sites will be provided.
Donations are not required for participation in the group,
but giving is encouraged as we seek to wisely use what God has given us to help others
in the city of Seattle and beyond.
This QUARTER's Focus
Real Escape from the Sex Trade
Everyone deserves to be loved.
"We were founded in November 2009 by a small team of women who recognized that very few services existed to meet the needs of sexually exploited individuals—and we set out to see how we could help, driven by the belief that everyone is worthy of love and worthy of a life without exploitation. Our primary aim from the beginning was to build relationships with people who were being trafficked in the local sex trade, learn what their true needs were, and serve as a bridge to critical services and resources. As we found that the necessary services either didn’t exist or didn’t work, we became committed to building them, always informed by the very people we served. This relationship-first and needs-based model has driven REST’s growth since day one.
Since those early days of doing outreach and building relationships in places where exploitation occurs most often, REST has grown into a service provider that our community depends on. Today, REST offers a full continuum of care with programs that provide relationship-based, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed services for hundreds of women and men in our community who have been exploited in the sex trade each year.
We are a Christian organization that desires to offer respectful services to individuals of all faith backgrounds. Our faith shows most strongly in our values of providing unconditional care, focusing on relationships, recognizing strengths, minimizing barriers, and walking with our clients on their journey to freedom, rather than acting as “saviors,” or attempting to proselytize. We don’t require faith engagement at REST. Instead, we simply offer a healing environment where survivors are free to incorporate their own spiritual beliefs or exploration in whatever way is comfortable for them."