VIP 2: CATCH Court

 

CATCH (Changing Actions To Change Habits) Court is a program for survivors of human trafficking, operating through the Franklin Count Municipal Court Specialized Dockets in Columbus, Ohio! Our vision was to not only impact the lives of the women actively participating in CATCH Court in Columbus, but to make an impact at a National and Global level.

We, as Next Level Training leaders, were given just 30 days to envision the unimaginable, create the impossible and deliver the unobtainable. See the impact we made and join us in continuing these efforts.

 

Our Results:

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550
VOLUNTEER HOURS

We directly impacted over 41 human trafficking survivors.

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$35,000 Raised

We raised $35,000 and counting for CATCH Court.

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500 ITems DONATED

Together, and with the support of local sponsors, collected clothing, gift cards, life planners, and more!

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3 AdVocacy Events

We held 3 events focused on beauty, awareness, strength, and transformation around locally and across the nation.


Charities we supported:

 
 

Our Objectives:

Make AN IMpact

There are over in Franklin County, Ohio alone, approximately 1,200 women are arrested each year for solicitation. Over 92% are identified as victims of human sex trafficking — first trafficked for sex at a young age. For that reason we, VIP2, created a safe, beautiful and revitalization, Transformation Butterfly and Bumblebee Garden, where the women of CATCH Court can come together. We also created a National Awareness Campaign called "National Wear White Day" that rose awareness on the issue of human trafficking and CATCH Court!

Raise Funds

Together we raised $35,000 for Star House. There were 7,500 items donated that included life planners, white clothes, gift cards, engagement items, and garden flower with supples. There was also a "National Wear White Day", Satellite awareness events all across the United States, and a beautiful hosted breakfast and lunch for the CATCH Court survivors/Staff. 

Address Needs

We worked to ensure that the women of CATCH Court felt empowered, safe, and in full responsibility of their own life. All donations were given to the CATCH Court women. Requested items included white clothing, such as socks, underwear, bras, and shirts, gift cards, life planners, converter boxes, bunny ears, and monetary for driver licenses, birth certificates, and bus fees. 

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Spread Awareness

By creating "National Wear White Day" on August 22nd, 2015, we raised awareness on the issue of human trafficking and the work that CATCH Court is doing.  The event helped sourced monetary donations to our Indiegogo campaign, allowing us to purchase gift cards for the women of CATCH for clothing and supplies for themselves and their families. Wear White Day Events took place in New York City, Portland OR, Nashville TN, and Madison WI. Throughout the day, people gathered at these events posting photos on Facebook and Instagram using our #wearwhiteday.


Thank you to our Sponsors


Our Leads

Community Service Project

Cinnamon Reiheld, Captain

Anna Brown, Co-Captain

Communications

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta, Lead

Garden Community Committee

Audrey Buss, Lead

Donations Committee

Cassie Celestian, Lead

Engagement Committee

Dara Jackson, Lead

Satellite Committee

Meghan Reggi, Lead

Graduation Breakfast Committee

Dara Jackson, Lead

Annamary Leanard, Deputy Lead

Jean Hoefler, Deputy Lead

Public Relations Committee

Lynne Williams, Lead

Heather Wise, Deputy Lead

Website Communications Committee

Meghan Reggi, Lead

Brooke Overly, Deputy Lead

Bria Shultz, Deputy Lead

Legacy

Bria Shultz, Lead

Office Liaison

Leah Sutherland

Our Team

Aaron King

Alicia Parrish

Angelica DiPietro

Anna Brown

Anna Wolf

Annamary Leonard

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta

Audrey Buss

Bill Myers

Bob Hawker

Bria Schultz

Brian Schneider

Brooke Overly

Cassie Celestain

Chris Greene

Cinnamon Reiheld

Daniel Fox

Dara Jackson

Debbie Krantz

Deirdre Bey

Galen Freeman

Heather Wise

Jay Weiser

 

 



Jazmyn Sunderland

Jean Hoefler

Jon Stinson

Kevin Oakden

Lea Gray

Leah Sutherland

Lisa Lewis

Lonnie Gray

Lynne Williams

Meghan Reggi

Mico Cordero

Nanette Bouvier

Nicole Wasmund

Robert Farley

Ryan Celestain

Ryan Clarkin

Ryan Feeney

Stacy Murphy

Steph Boron

Susie Hardesty

Tony MIller

Will Gray