OUR HISTORY

OUR HISTORY

  1. 2010, GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT:

    • Started as a grassroots when five pastors met with Former Rep Frank Woolf.
    • Focused on educating the community.
    • Serving on the regional human trafficking task force.
  2. 2014, BEGAN:

    • We began as a nonprofit.
    • Local and federal law enforcement asked us to create a survivor services team.
  3. 2015, SURVIVIOR SERVICES:

    • Created and trained survivor services, crisis response, and mentorship teams.
  4. 2016, SPEAKERS BUREAU:

    • Formed a trained speakers bureau to expand the prevention and awareness education.
  5. 2017, RESOURCE CENTER:

    • Opened our Resource Center in Reston, VA to expand our services.
    • Started outreach to women exploited into Illicit Massage Businesses.
    • We have visited more than 110 IMBs to date.
  6. 2018, PHONE OUTREACH:

    • Phone Outreach Team formed to offer services to those being sold through online ads.
  7. 2019, SEX BUYER OUTREACH:

    • Sex Buyer Outreach Team launched to those exploiting women in IMBs.
    • Started working on IMB report for IMBs in Fairfax County, VA.
    • Completed 9-month mentorship on opening & running a shelter for survivors.
  8. 2020, REPORT RELEASED:

    • Illicit Massage Businesses: A Community Problem A Case Study of the Impact of IMBs in Fairfax County, VA.
    • Reset180 rebranding.
    • Gifted land to build housing program.
  9. 2021-2O22 HOUSING:

    • Open Housing Program for Survivors with your help

why we rebranded

WHY WE REBRANDED

In 2019, with expansion efforts into housing and understanding that we are building a model in Northern Virginia to be replicated around the globe we felt a branding was in order. The board of directors, after months of praying, agreed that Reset180 would be our new name.

About the Name: Reset180

As the Board of Directors considered various names, these points were important that the name:

    • Is a modern term that can easily be connected to scripture.
    • Speaks to the positive outcome we want to see instead of the problem.
    • Can comfortably be shared with sex buyers on outreach.
    • Does not cause survivors to feel shame.
    • Is shorter than our previous name.
    • Does not limit our coverage area geographically.
    • Applies to all three pillars of out mission: PREVENT, DISRUPT, RESTORE

In 2020, God has called us to all reset in ways that we never imagined, but in the work we do it is especially relevant. It brings to mind the new work that God desires to do within the lives of survivors who have been deeply traumatized through trafficking situations, sex buyers who are in a cycle of addiction and exploiting others, and to our communities who need to commit to God’s plan to prevent human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, disrupt related networks, and restore those impacted. We believe that the holy bible is God’s reset plan for mankind.

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he/she has become a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”

Isaiah 58:6

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”

Luke 4:18-19

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