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.
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 Saturday, September 16:   Ascension Street Market

This is the perfect combination of food, entertainment and community garage sale, all rolled into one. Browse the many tables in the outdoor market, grab a bite to eat from one of our many food trucks on site and enjoy the festivities. Booth spaces are available for farmer’s market vendors, boutique and small business owners, garage salers, etc. Vendors keep the proceeds from their sales. Booth ticket sales benefit Ascent 121.
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*Note that all vendors must submit a contract for approval before registering for a booth.

Questions about this event? Email

Wednesday, September 20:   Ivy Tech Community College Volunteer Fair

Volunteers are needed to staff our information table at this event. This is a great opportunity to educate students and faculty about the work of Ascent 121, domestic trafficking and ways they can raise awareness on campus.
To volunteer for this event email
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Illinois Fall Creek Center Bowen Commons at Ivy Tech

Sunday, September 24:   Freedom Sunday

Join churches around the world as they raise awareness about human trafficking. Ascent 121 speakers are available for your weekend services and for a booth in your church lobby. Contact for more information.

Saturday, September 30:   Set Free Movement’s Freedom Forum

Join the Set Free Movement team for a day of learning about human trafficking and modern-day slavery in a solutions-focused, faith-based, collaborative atmosphere. They will focus more on hope than despair, more on process than programs, and more on solutions than problems. Speakers will include a mix of local, national, and global experts in education, prevention, rescue, and restoration. 
: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Aldersgate Free Methodist Church (9035 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis)
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Sunday, October 22:   The Sun Is Rising – Concert event

The Sun Is Rising is a concert benefit to raise awareness about sex trafficking here in Indiana and to provide funds for victim services. The event 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. Donna has created a powerful collection of contemporary Christian and pop tunes delivered with a hint of her mid-western country roots. Her new CD, The Sun Is Rising, provides a message of hope and redemption featuring songs from Adele, Laura Story, Martina McBride, Cher, Kelly Clarkson, Meredith Andrews and more!
: 8:45am and 10:00am services
Location: The Garden Church (Beef & Boards Dinner Theater,  9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis)

Tuesday, October 24:   Bingo Fundraiser at the Shoefly Public House

Grab some friends and come play B-I-N-G-O to raise money for survivors of human trafficking.
: doors open at 6:30, Bingo begins at 7:00pm
Location: Shoefly Public House  (122 E 22nd St., Indianapolis)

Wednesday, October 25:   Our Own Backyard – A Community Conversation on Sex Trafficking

Did you know that every year hundreds of teenagers in Indiana are sold for commercial sex? Human trafficking happens daily in communities throughout our state. Join us as we learn about what’s really happening in our own backyard through a presentation by Ascent 121- the only agency in Indiana working with survivors of sex trafficking directly- followed by a panel discussion with political and community leaders working on issues related to domestic sex trafficking.
: 6:30pm-8:30:00pm
Location: Shelton Auditorium – Christian Theological Seminary (1000 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis)

Saturday, November 11: Holiday Shopping With A Purpose

Kick off your holiday shopping at Dahlia’s of Fishers and 20% of all sales go to Ascent 121! This beautiful shop is sure to have the perfect gift. Join us for music, appetizers, drinks and fun!
: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Dahlia’s Gift Shop (11631 Maple Street, Fishers)
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Saturday, March 3, 2018: Hope For Human Trafficking Conference

Time: TBA
Location: Christ the Savior Lutheran Church (10500 E 126th St, Fishers)

2018 Build Beyond Conference:
A Clinical Framework for Human Trafficking Recovery

This conference event will equip you to care more effectively for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. You will learn how to adapt your skills to meet the unique needs of this population.
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July 2018: Crush Human Trafficking Mud Volleyball Tournament

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