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Current Newsletter:

March 2017:

Save the Date & Labor Trafficking Video: View our new informational video on
labor trafficking in Sacramento and save the date for Big Day of Giving 2017!

December 2016:

An End-of-Year Message from our CEO, Deborah Ortiz


Prior newsletters:

June 2016 - Full Email

From Brew to Rescue: Rescate Coffee in Elk Grove

Festival of Flavors: Sponsor our fundraiser

April 2016 - Full Email

A Life without Fear, A Life Lived: Peace of Mind through Immigration

Bike Drive:Donated Bikes become "New Wheels" for Refugees

Day of Giving: Tuesday, May 3


February 2016 - Full Email

Deborah Ortiz Assumes CEO Role at Opening Doors

You Can Give a Safe Night: New App Finds Beds for Survivors of Trafficking

MoneyWork$: Learning to Make Ends Meet


December 2015 - Full Email

A Pocket Full of Treasure: Pillows Made with Love

A Helping Hand: Legal Services Aid Survivors' Road to Recovery

Year in Review: 2015


November 2015 - Full Email

From Syria to Sacramento: Refugees Find a New Home

Your Time is a Gift: Community Council Update


August 2015 - Full Email

Creating A Custom Vision: Prosperity Project Helps Business Owner Take Initiative

"My Life Has Changed A Lot": A Childcare Business Helps Refugee Find Financial Independence


June 2015 - Full Email

Survivors Take the Wheel: New network by and for survivors of trafficking

"I have an obligation to help others."One volunteer's faith in "impacting large"

Meet Farid Karimi:Empathetic entrepreneur and flee market wholesaler


April 2015 - Full Email

“I Can.” Affirmations of Confidence and Potential from a Survivor and Volunteers

Big Day of Giving: Round 2

Donate to Refugees: Give Your Household Goods a New Purpose


February 2015 - Full Email

Community Council: Unveiling Sacramento's Best-Kept Secret

Sacramento Assemble! Meet the employees asking you to join the anti-trafficking movement

Building Personal Assets: A Highway to Prosperity


December 2014 - Full Email

Unexpected heroes: Volunteers Transform Lives While Enriching Their Own

Community Conversation: The Anti-Trafficking Community Takes Action

Year in Review -- 2014 recap


October 2014 (Our new newsletter format!) - Full Email

Refugee arrivals have nearly tripled... and we need your help!

Meet Estella: Mother and entrepreneur

5 Things You Didn't Know About Immigration: These facts might surprise you


July 2014

We help pass an ordinance to stop traffickers in massage parlors, a father is reunited with his trafficked daughter, and we offer 4 steps for taking control of your finances.


April 2014

The Day of Giving brings together community and supports 400 local nonproftis, an Iraqi refugee family looks forward to a bright future, and a small business owner thives in downtown Sacramento.


March 2014

We celebrate the success of a microloan client who opened a pet salon and boutique, introduce an immigration client who fought for her right to live free from abuse and control, and announce the start of a new Opening Doors program.


December 2013

We share three graduation stories to celebrate the hard work of our participants and to honor the individuals who make our programs possible.


November 2013

We visit a family owned and operated business, celebrate a MoneyWork$ graduate who gives back to her community, and introduce you to the Refugee Resettlement team.


September 2013

How you can help those newly freed from trafficking situations stay safe and begin new lives, and the testimony of a survivor of labor trafficking who found help from Opening Doors in August.


June 2013

We tell the success stories of two remarkable people, an Iranian refugee and a MoneyWork$ particpant. You will also meet staff members from our Survivor of Human Trafficking and Immigration Legal Services programs.


February 2013

This issue brings you stories of transitions - refugees transitioning from a life-endangering African prison to their new Sacramento home, two victims of crime taking steps toward independence and justice, and a Moldovan refugee becoming self-sufficient and owning a thriving small business.


December 2012

The year in review. Plus, we share how MoneyWork$ participants publicly showcased their products and services, and the preliminary results of our Iraqi Refugee Health Needs Assessment. 


August 2012

This issue is dedicated to our volunteers, from Refugee mentors to MoneyWork$ presenters. We alsoremember Jack Adolphson, who was one of our most committed and beloved board members.


June 2012

This issue marks the exciting expansion of our Prosperity Project microloan program. Read about our other valuable relationships with community research projects and law enforcement in efforts to raise awareness and support in our community.


April 2012

Read about our various investments in community financial regrowth, from connecting on a personal level with MoneyWork$ participants, to jumpstarting small businesses with our Prosperity Project microloan venture.


March 2012

With the new year comes fresh starts and new opportunities! Read about new staff members, a former asylee giving back to the community, and new outreach gateways.


December 2011

The year in review. Read about our 2011 triumphs and the people we met and helped in that time.


November 2011

We are incredibly proud of the diverse services we provide to our participants. Read about our successes and expansions in a range of those programs, from RHEAP to Spanish-language MoneyWork$.


August 2011

We celebrate the efforts of the people outside the office, whether they are interns, volunteers, or giving community members. Meet the individuals that keep our programs and the passion alive!


June 2011

We highlight MoneyWork$ triumphs and a Lutheran church providing aid to refugees.


April 2011

This issue highlights resources we provide for our participants. Read about our new website, new Slavic MicroEnterprise Program Manager and the new year for the RHEAP program.


February 2011

A new year, new programs, and fresh beginnings. This year we will launch MoneyWork$, Refugee Resettlement, and the Survivors of Human Trafficking programs.