Growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ
to become Godly men
Timothy’s House is Christ-centered home for young men 18-22 who are coming out of sex trafficking/prostitution or have been sexually abused.
For at one time you were darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light
Ephesians 5:8 ESV
This home is tailored to meet the specific needs, struggles, and traumas that these young men experienced prior to, during, or after engaging in commercial sexual exploitation. This is a place where they can live in safety, to heal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually and to grow to become Godly men. Timothy’s House will allow these young men a second chance at turning around their lives and become productive and healthy members of society and God’s kingdom.
At Timothy’s House, we will also be providing tutoring help for those that are behind in their education as well as educational assistance to obtain GEDs or scholarships for college or vocational training.
We will also be working with the business community to help provide meaningful work and training opportunities which could draw on the skills developed on the street; for example salesmanship. Sales work (cars, furniture, real estate, electronics, etc.) has both a low barrier of entry and a high, instant payoff could help these men transition from the “street” into “formal” economies. This will allow the young men a sense of accomplishment, pride and self-sufficiency to continue on the path of healing.
These young men will also be provided biblically based counseling. Trained professionals will be provided to help them deal with the effects of sex trafficking and sexual abuse and provide with substance abuse support as necessary.
These young men will be given the opportunity to partake in biblical teaching, reading and worship as to build strong Godly character and reinforce their true value in God’s eyes. They will be given the opportunity to be part of a support group and go through the men’s bible study, “Breaking the Silence” to help them heal spiritually. We will also be looking at mentorship program using the Paul & Timothy principle where we will match up these young men with godly mature men in a safe environment that provides a positive male influence in their lives.
Being part of a family home, these young men will also be given appropriate chores around the home from cleaning their own room and house, to helping with meals and maintaining the yard. This is meant to build a strong work ethic, responsibilities to a family, character and to teach life skills as they grow to become men.
Pray that God will provide the resources to make this home a reality and to impact the lives of these young men for eternity.
Please pray with us that:
- God will lead us to exactly where He wants us to open Timothy's House.
- God will provide the land and the buildings for these young men.
- God will provide the staff needed to help these young men.
- God will provide the financial resources.