Not for Halloween! –
April 11, 2020 – The projects are helping keep the lights on.
“That’s almost two months of rent,” Smith says. “And right now, while the women aren’t working, we have to pay for all their groceries, we’re paying for everything, and so it does get expensive.”
It is also helping to keep the women focused on recovery.
“When you have women who have been involved in human trafficking and prostitution, and addictions, they’ve got so much that they’re battling in their mind,” Smith says. “And you leave them a lot of downtime, and those negative voices will start playing in their head, so this really keeps them active and busy.”
Dahlia Grove usually gets about 75 percent of its funding with one yearly gala and silent auction, which was scheduled for April 24. The event is turning virtual now, with online bidding, and a video call, with appearances from musicians, and speaker Mira Sorvino. Those who would like to be involved should follow Dahlia Grove’s Facebook page for further updates.