• Lost and Lonely Migrants: The Search for a New Life


    Published October 8, 2014 “Home sweet home” isn’t the case for many children in Central America. Desperate parents send their children on long, grueling, dangerous journeys to the United States in order to escape the tor ...

    Lost and Lonely Migrants: The Search for a New Life
  • Free Self-Defense Workshop for Women


    Published October 2, 2014 Grand Rapids, Mich.—October 2014—Women At Risk, International hosts a free self-defense workshop for women with One Light Self-Defense, in the effort to empower and protect the local community. Ev ...

    Free Self-Defense Workshop for Women
  • Meet Our Ambassadors: Linda Luedeman


    Published September 18, 2014 Thank you for taking time to learn about and support the WAR, Int’l Ambassadors. As they commit their time and talent to those at-risk, commit your thoughts and prayers to their challenging work. Ou ...

    Meet Our Ambassadors: Linda Luedeman
  • Full Backpacks and Bright Futures!


    Published August 19, 2014 A WAR Back-to-School Supply Drive This fall, many children will wait at their bus stops with no backpacks, no folders, and no notebooks. Without the resources to learn, school becomes a scary place. B ...

    Full Backpacks and Bright Futures!
  • Girls Left Behind – Part Two


    Published January 24, 2014 Gilgil, Kenya- Demaris used to spend her days crouched outside of her home, a small shack in the red light district of Gilgil. At age four she weighed 10 pounds, the same as the day she was born. Both ...

    Girls Left Behind – Part Two
  • The Lost Children of Yolanda


    Published December 19, 2013 Philippines, December 2013 –  The destructive power of Typhoon Haiyan,  nicknamed “Yolanda” by those in the Philippines, not only took the lives of over 10,000 but, left behind a sea of homele ...

    The Lost Children of Yolanda


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 not only creates safe places for women and children but also gives voice to their silenced cries. By educating communities about risk issues and providing individuals with practical ways to “do something,” 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 both our gratitude and ability to offer the rescued and at-risk a “hand-up.”

Recognize the Signs

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

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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.