Ascent 121 Prayer Journey: third Saturday of every month

The Prayer Journey is a guided drive through the near east side of Indianapolis to pray for areas affected by trafficking and exploitation. Through this experience you will learn more about the child welfare system, the juvenile justice system, different ways that teens are drawn into trafficking and recovery services that are available to survivors.
Details and registration here

 Saturday, March 24: Sun Is Rising Benefit Concert

This event raises awareness about sex trafficking here in Indiana and  provides funds for victim services. The concert includes a vocal performance by Donna Orusa, and insightful message by Ascent 121 staff and next step opportunities for you to engage in the anti-trafficking effort. Preview tracks from the Sun is Rising CD here and purchase CDs here.

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Cross Roads United Methodist Church (2000 N Scatterfield Rd, Anderson)

April 13: Concert Fundraiser

Details coming soon

Time: 7:00pm
: Holy Spirit Parish at Geist Catholic Church (10350 Glaser Way, Fishers)

May 3 & 4: Build Beyond Conference:
A Clinical Framework for Human Trafficking Recovery

Build Beyond is a clinically-focused annual training event that will equip you to care more effectively for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The conference features nationally acclaimed speakers who focus on different intervention techniques, treatment models, and education about the trauma recovery process. The agenda each year is unique as a new treatment model is introduced. This year we will be talking about engagement strategies, addressing the obstacles presented by shame and going in-depth on the Collaborative Change Model of treatment. By learning to customize your treatment approach, you will empower survivors to Build Beyond their current circumstances and past experiences to reach the life they desire.

Build Beyond is ideal for behavioral health professionals currently working with survivors of domestic trafficking or individuals working toward licensure in counseling, therapy or social work. The conference offers a total of 12 Continuing Education credits for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC.

Location: East 91st Street Church (6049 E 91st St, Indianapolis, IN 46250)
Tickets: purchase here

May 5: Indy 500 Mini Marathon and 500 Festival 5K

Whether it’s to enjoy the experience, cross the finish, or set a PR, participants run or walk with a personal goal in mind. Make the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival 5K even more meaningful by raising awareness and funds for Ascent 121, Not For Sale and The Human Trafficking Institute. The 500 Festival is committed to providing participants the opportunity to accomplish their goals as well as support local nonprofits like Ascent 121 through Mini with a Meaning. We are partnered with Race Against Traffick for this event. Contact Tisha Batthauer at to learn how you can grab a free race entry by joining Team Race Against Traffick.

Time: 7:30am
Location: Downtown Indianapolis

May 9: IYSA Statewide Human Trafficking Awareness event

This conference is designed to equip educators, law enforcement and healthcare providers to recognize human trafficking and take appropriate next steps. Featured speakers include keynote by Aubrey Lloyd, Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program staff, survivors, healthcare experts and more.

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University (6325 Digital Way, Indianapolis, IN 46250)
Tickets: download details here

July 2018: Crush Human Trafficking Mud Volleyball Tournament

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