• Grand Opening: Tea Trade Café!


    Published September 23, 2016 WAR, Int’l invites you to stop into the brand new Tea Trade Café for breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 23 to try fair trade coffees and teas. That same day, lunch and dinner will be s ...

    Grand Opening: Tea Trade Café!
  • Liz Curtis Higgs Event


    Published September 15, 2016 If the Crown Fits A day with Liz Curtis Higgs Join us on November 5, 2016, for a full day of laughter and learning with Liz Curtis Higgs. An award-winning speaker, Higgs is the author of more than 20 ...

    Liz Curtis Higgs Event
  • SOAP Project 2016


    Published August 9, 2016 For three weeks every September, one of the largest art events in the world, ArtPrize, takes over the city of Grand Rapids. More than 400,000 people visit this city to embrace creativity and vote on w ...

    SOAP Project 2016
  • Commencement Speech


    Published August 8, 2016 President and Founder of Women At Risk, International, Becky McDonald, recently spoke at Cornerstone University for their 2016 Commencement ceremony. Sharing her personal stories from more than three ...

    Commencement Speech
  • Running Toward Healing


    Published August 2, 2016 Thousands of women in Mexico are exploited in the thriving underground sex industry every year. Because of police negligence and corruption, the high levels of poverty, and the tremendous amount of wo ...

    Running Toward Healing
  • Lakshmi


    Published April 12, 2016 In light of some new information that has recently come our way, we have made corrections and updates to this story. From the Heart of Our President: Several years ago in India, I met a Nepali girl na ...



Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) is a Grand Rapids-based, nonprofit organization, established to create circles of protection around at-risk women and children. Through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects and partnerships, we provide safe places to heal from abuse, trafficking, exploitation, and more. Our passion is to empower survivors to live and work with dignity and hope.

WAR, Int’l enables the creation of safe places for women and children and also gives a voice to their silenced cries. By educating communities about risk issues and providing individuals with practical ways to take action, we extend our reach through you.

Our programs and partnerships span the globe, reaching over 40 countries, including the United States. Each month, additional projects and partnerships are formed, increasing our ability to offer the rescued and at-risk a “hand-up” instead of a handout.

This year, WAR Int’l celebrates it’s 10th year of rescuing, redeeming, and empowering those at-risk as a formal, incorporated 501c3 entity. Our theme for 2016 is “Sent to Serve,” with a focus on servant leadership. Christ came, not to be served, but to serve. This truth can be found at the very core of Women At Risk, Int’l, and we look forward to sharing our heart with you this year through this very theme.

When you give to a WAR program, we are doing more than just rescue. We are teaching the wounded in our programs to make a living with dignity, and providing opportunities for degrees or job skills, immediately starting them on a road toward independence. We will “give a fish” to the starving, but only if they let us teach them to fish, teach them to make fishing poles, sell their fish and fishing poles, and start a whole fishing community. That is sustainability! That is the WAR way.

Understand the Risks

Discover helpful tips, action plans, and ways to protect the innocent from the hands of the trafficker.

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What can I do?

There are many ways you can get involved NOW, from volunteering your time to raising awareness.

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Shop with a Purpose

A treasure chest of hand-crafted gits made by or sold in support of at-risk and rescued women worldwide.

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ECFA is an accreditation agency that provides organizations like WAR, Int’l  with financial accountability. As an ECFA member, WAR, Int’l aligns its practices with high steward standards, ensuring excellence and honesty in all its financial dealings. To view a complete list of stewardship standards, please visit www.ecfa.org.