A newsletter for Maine Quilts

Barbara Duffy, Maine Quilts Coordinator
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Maine Quilts is proud to announce our charity recipient for 2023 is C.R.O.W.N.S.  – Cherished, Respected, Original, Worthy, Needed, Strong

The C.R.O.W.N.S. program is an Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative of The Salvation Army, Bath/Brunswick Corp., 25 Congress Ave., Bath, ME 04530

Human Trafficking happens in every state in the US including Maine.  Wherever there is an opportunity to profit from vulnerability, trafficking can occur.  It is crucial to know that traffickers prey on any who shows physical, financial, or emotional vulnerability, regardless of race, gender or social status.  Through the CROWNS program partners with other anti-human trafficking organizations, law enforcement, organizations and churches to bring awareness, advocacy and assistance to trafficked/exploited women and girls here in Maine.  

The CROWNS program offers food assistance, emergency backpacks, coats, clothing, and beautifully made quilts in addition to assisting women receive services to assist in the healing process.   In 2023 we will begin an outreach program in Mid-coast Maine and offer spiritual retreats to survivors through our Tranquil Harbors Retreat program. Email:  Barbara.anderson@use.salvationarmy.org for more information. 

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The National Human Trafficking Hotline number:  1-888-373-7888