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Your support will help survivors set up their own home, giving them a chance to rebuild their lives and become independent.

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What is modern slavery?

Did you know? There are approximately 50 million people in slavery around the world today... more than at any other time during human history.

An estimated 41,000 people in Australia are trapped in conditions of modern slavery.

– 2023 Global Slavery Index

A unique approach

About the Modern Slavery Transitional Housing Program

The Modern Slavery Transitional Housing Program is a collaborative partnership between the Sisters of Charity Foundation and The Salvation Army. This unique program supports modern slavery survivors over a 12-month period by helping them obtain and maintain long-term accommodation in the private rental market. The Sisters of Charity Foundation provides financial assistance to cover rental payments, furniture and casework support for survivors of modern slavery. Learn more about the program.

Housing is a basic human right. Everyone deserves to feel safe and have a place to call home.

Measure your impact

Your donations will go toward the Modern Slavery Transitional Housing Program.

  • $27 is the hourly living wage, the lowest hourly rate a person can live on. A living wage provides the means to do more than just cover everyday essentials and survive.
  • $50 covers an average daily rental payment.
  • $350 covers an average weekly rental payment.
  • $1,500 can provide basic furnishings.
  • $2,000 funds an hour of casework support each week to help a survivor maintain their tenancy and grow their independent living skills.
  • $3,500 can fund basic furnishings and cover the rental bond.
  • $15,000 is the total cost to Raise the Roof for one survivor of modern slavery: covering rent, furniture, and casework support.

FAQs

How can your company help survivors of modern slavery?

  1. Set a company target, engage your workmates to donate, and match their support. Match donations can be made using your platform of choice: Benevity, Good2Give or Global Giving.
  2. Hold a screening of Trafficked to Australia.
  3. Hold a Lunch & Learn session to educate your workforce about modern slavery.
  4. Raise the Roof your way. Turn a fixed event on your calendar into a Raise the Roof fundraiser.
  5. Promote your support. We will provide key messages and digital assets so you can publicise your commitment to stamping out modern slavery across your internal and external socials.

How can your school get involved with Raise the Roof?

  1. Hold a screening of hour-long documentary film Trafficked to Australia for senior students and staff.
  2. Hold an assembly to educate your students and staff about modern slavery. We can provide age-appropriate educational materials.
  3. Set a school fundraising target, schedule a Raise the Roof fundraiser, then engage your school community to donate.

For more information please view our Raise the Roof Schools Flyer.

When can you Raise the Roof?

We will support you to Raise the Roof at any time during the year, however, there are several key awareness dates you can leverage:

  • 8 February: International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
  • 30 July: UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
  • 25 September: International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking
  • 18 October: Anti-Slavery Day
  • 2 December: UN International Day for the Abolishment of Slavery

How can your company help survivors of modern slavery?

  1. Set a company target, engage your workmates to donate, and match their support. Match donations can be made using your platform of choice: Benevity, Good2Give or Global Giving.
  2. Hold a screening of Trafficked to Australia.
  3. Hold a Lunch & Learn session to educate your workforce about modern slavery.
  4. Raise the Roof your way. Turn a fixed event on your calendar into a Raise the Roof fundraiser.
  5. Promote your support. We will provide key messages and digital assets so you can publicise your commitment to stamping out modern slavery across your internal and external socials.

How can your school get involved with Raise the Roof?

  1. Hold a screening of hour-long documentary film Trafficked to Australia for senior students and staff.
  2. Hold an assembly to educate your students and staff about modern slavery. We can provide age-appropriate educational materials.
  3. Set a school fundraising target, schedule a Raise the Roof fundraiser, then engage your school community to donate.

For more information please view our Raise the Roof Schools Flyer.

When can you Raise the Roof?

We will support you to Raise the Roof at any time during the year, however, there are several key awareness dates you can leverage:

  • 8 February: International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
  • 30 July: UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
  • 25 September: International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking
  • 18 October: Anti-Slavery Day
  • 2 December: UN International Day for the Abolishment of Slavery

Change starts with you

Learn how you can Raise the Roof

Access to safe, quality housing is fundamental to helping traumatised people make a new start. You can help survivors by making a contribution toward the Sisters of Charity Foundation and The Salvation Army’s Modern Slavery Transitional Housing Program.

Raise the Roof Resources

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