O.U.R. Rescue: Ending the Horror of Child Sex Trafficking

Sometimes, reality is so harsh we’d rather not face it.

This might be a difficult topic to read about….but I want to share a story of hope that you and I can help create, just by investing in our own wellness.

There’s a lot of great charities in the world, but dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation has some especially inspiring partners who are improving lives every single day.

Specifically, the Healing Hands Foundation is helping to put an end to child sex trafficking and slavery with their support of Our Underground Railroad (O.U.R. Rescue) and Rapha House.

O.U.R. Rescue was founded in 2013 by Tim Ballard, who worked as a Special Agent for the US Department of Homeland Security for over a decade, dismantling child sex trafficking rings.

Tim left that job because he was frustrated with how often he felt like his hands were tied.

He decided he could make more of a difference by founding an independent organization.

O.U.R. Rescue’s efforts are led by a Jump Team, consisting of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops agents.

Together, they lead coordinated efforts to rescue children being trafficked for sex, in coordination with local law enforcement. This ensures that their rescue efforts are conducted legally, with the local authorities’ support.

Once rescued, these children are cared for and rehabilitated by O.U.R. Rescue’s aftercare program. Sometimes, they are able to be reunited with their families.

While O.U.R. Rescue works to ensure the perpetrators are arrested, tried, and convicted, some of the children need a long-term living solution that’s safe and guarded – somewhere like Rapha House.

Rapha House is an international safe house program. They provide excellent standards of care and safety for children who have been rescued from trafficking scenarios. They also provide basic housing and sustenance; trauma-informed medical care and counseling; and education.

Finally, they help children acquire the transitional skills that will allow them to successfully and sustainably reintegrate into society in the future.

O.U.R. Rescue and Rapha House are doing incredibly important work.

They shine a light into the darkest spaces of humanity and are able to ignite hope even in these most desperate and traumatized souls.

Every time you purchase a dōTERRA Rose Lotion or a bottle of Hope essential oil blend, 100% of the purchase price goes directly to sustaining the efforts of charities like Rapha House and O.U.R. Rescue.

With many charities, you can’t be sure how much of a difference your dollars are REALLY making when you donate.

dōTERRA corporate covers ALL of the operating costs of the Healing Hands Foundation. That means the costs of running a non-profit do not cut into the donations they receive.

Giving back in tangible ways that make a real difference is a huge part of dōTERRA’s mission. Just purchasing their products means you’re contributing to their good work!