A Way Out Program (AWO) Statement of Mission
CCV’s A Way Out Program’s mission is to assist any woman desiring to permanently leave sex trafficking by providing the following for each woman: (1) a Godly mentor and support system to allow her to experience God’s grace while seeing it modeled (2) a safe living environment conducive to healing in Christ mentally and emotionally (3) Bible studies to afford her opportunities to learn the truth about God, salvation and life (4) avenues for educational and/or job skill training to equip them to enter the workforce and become productive citizens and (5) individual counseling and recovery classes to help her overcome addictions, learn to mother her children, and learn to have healthy relationships and (6) help with her children’s needs.
A Way Out Program (AWO) Statement of Faith
AWO is committed to the truth that there is no permanent change in any life apart from having a personal growing relationship with God through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Heart for Ministry and Goal for AWO Participants
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion - to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” -Isaiah 61:1-4
CCV Memphis was founded in 1992 and has offered assistance to the victims of the sex trafficking industry since 1994. It was the first ministry in the United States whose target population was topless dancers. A full-time Director of Victim Assistance was hired in 2000 and the A Way Out program was established as a structured program. CCV Memphis has helped over 400 women and their children in varying degrees through the A Way Out program, and the number keeps growing.