Ribbon cutting for Harriett’s House
CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Delmarva’s only human trafficking drop-in center will be doing a ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate and share with the community what resources they offer.
Harriett’s House, in Cambridge, has been serving our community over the past two months. The founder wanted to open a place where women could go if they are experiencing exploitation or human trafficking. They also connect women with resources like food, clothes, toiletries, job interview classes, budgeting classes, and computer access.
“It’s going pretty well, we’ve seen, we’ve had about forty visits to the center and so we’ve been able to get a little but of an idea of the needs of the people in the community,” Julie Crain, Founder and Executive Director of Harriett’s House, said. “I think it’s extremely important because there’s women that are in need and they don’t really know where to go for those resources.”
Crain is hoping that Harriett’s House will lead to something bigger in the future, they want to make a residential home for the women who come through their doors.
“Harriett’s House was established because we wanna open up a residential home for women who have been trafficked or exploited,” Crain said.
Right now, this facility only offers drop-in services, but officials said these services can give women the leg up they need, and they’re glad they’re making a difference in the mean time.
“I think it will help folks that are local and give them a leg up to help them get back on their feet to get out of the situation they were in and get themselves back into a position where they can start enjoying life again,” Bill Christopher, President and CEO of Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, said.
The ribbon cutting will be held for Harriett’s House tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.
This organization is always looking for more volunteers and donations, you can find more information about it at www.harrietshouse.org.