We SERVE women who are at risk & in recovery from exploitation. We also equip, train & mobilize stylists and volunteers to use their gifts to serve around the country.
There is healing in something as simple as a haircut, a style, a manicure, or a pedicure. We have seen it first hand and experience this transformation & redemption story every month with the women we serve. We seek to be an example of loving others through service- using a private studio salon space in Wilmington, NC to offer free haircuts and other salon services to women in need.
We also believe that there are thousands of stylists and others around the country who have the ability to restore a sense of worth in a victim of human trafficking through volunteering their time and their spaces and we equip them to do the same.
The recovery process for victims of human trafficking can be a long journey, but one that begins with the first steps. Many victims will come off of the streets and enter into a secure location to begin this process of healing after years of being abused, coerced, manipulated, and used. We have found that a simple salon service can remind these victims that they have tremendous value and worth, and that the next steps toward recovery are worth taking.
Because of our partnerships with both salons and non-profits who run the halfway houses, MISSIO seeks to connect stylists with these organizations to serve and volunteer their time. To better prepare them, MISSIO trains stylists to best prepare them for these opportunities as well as serving women in our local community.