• Lakshmi


    Published April 12, 2016 From the Heart of Our President: Several years ago, I met an Indian girl named Lakshmi. She cowered in the corner, twitching and acting out bizarre behavior while I spoke to the leaders of her safe ho ...

  • Good News for the State of MI


    Published March 31, 2016 On March 2, legislation was approved by the Michigan House, forcing many public places to begin posting human trafficking notices. This effort is designed to help fight the 32 billion dollar industry ...

    Good News for the State of MI
  • No one came looking because I never went missing


    Published March 17, 2016 “No one came looking because I never went missing” – Jen Spry Human trafficking is real and ever-present, right here in our own backyards. Across the country, little girls just like Jen Spry, wh ...

    No one came looking because I never went missing
  • Touchdowns and Trafficking


    Published January 23, 2016 February is known for many things: Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, the beginning of Mardi Gras, and even Groundhog Day. But, maybe one of the most iconic “holidays” in February has become Sup ...

    Touchdowns and Trafficking
  • Rewriting Her Story


    Published November 24, 2015 Women At Risk, International is passionate about change—about bringing hope to the broken, freedom to the oppressed, and dignity to the downtrodden. There is no greater joy for us than to see women ...

    Rewriting Her Story
  • One Light Self Defense


    Published July 29, 2013 The strange noises when you’re home alone, the suspicious SUV pulled over on the side of the road, the man loitering near the mall as you leave at closing time—we only need a little imagination to ...

    One Light Self Defense


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.

“Tell me how to do what WAR, Int’l does” is a constant request. My answer to this question is creating what we call therapeutic communities. This has to include wrap-around services. One of the things about WAR, Int’l that makes us different from other rescue operations is that we become an umbrella, pulling in a therapeutic community – everything needed for healing. The rescued one can’t go in 18 directions on her own to find help. We utilize help from others while fiercely protecting the wounded ones.

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.