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Causes

Below are the organizations that Storm Warriors International is currently involved with.  Storm Warriors producers have embedded their time and resources into researching and developing essential tools designed to support each organization in vital areas. Explore these organizations to discover myriad ways to get involved in the rescue, recovery and restoration of real life men, women and children in need. We encourage you to click through to each organization’s website and engage with them to the fullest extant you choose.  Any donations you make to Storm Warriors International are applied 100% in support of these humanitarian rescues. If you so choose, you may also designate to which organization(s) you desire your contribution to apply. Thank you for being a Storm Warrior!

Apne Aap     •    Center for Grieving Children    •    Gateway Community Services    •    Global Spectrum    •    In My Father’s Kitchen    •    Just Love    •    Mai Tam House of Hope    •    Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition    •    One Community Many Voices    •    Partners for World Health

Apne Aap

In early 2012, Storm Warriors International made a personal visit to multiple Apne Aap organizational locations in India, to embed in the work being done there. Apne Aap fights sex trafficking by acknowledging both the supply side and the demand side of the industry. The organization feels it is important to both increase choices for women and fight for legislation and enforcement against pimps, traffickers, and johns. Apne Aap enables women to help themselves by providing a community experience, basic educational skills, as well as basic business and vocational training. Read about how Apne Aap helps women establish an independent livelihood, as well as their policy work.
In the videos below, the Founder, Ruchira Gupta, shares how she came to develop the organization. The second video features a survivor rescued by Apne Aap.

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Center for Grieving Children

The Center for Grieving Children helps children and families who are struggling with loss due to death. The center is based in Portland, Maine, and serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education. Since its founding in 1987, the Center for Grieving Children has served more than 66,000 children, teens, and their families. Last year, Center volunteers contributed 24,000 hours of support and has grown into a highly respected and hugely appreciated service to the greater Portland community and surrounding areas.

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Storm Warriors is currently embedded and will be featuring the stories, programs and outcomes later in 2018.

Gateway Community Services

Gateway Community Services, (Gateway) was founded in order to help improve the mental health status of people in Maine, with a specialized concentration of practice for new Mainers who have recently immigrated to the United States. Gateway was formed to support and empower all people who are suffering from mental anguish, trauma, emotional distress, and other evidence of social instability. Their service delivery platform is tailored to meet the needs of individuals and their families from all walks of life, including specially designed service delivery for refugees who have suffered deeply in their countries of origin and in their journey to America.

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Storm Warriors is currently embedded and will be featuring the stories, programs and outcomes later in 2018.

Global Spectrum

Founded in 1992 with a vision to establish a means of cross-cultural exchange between the U.S. and Viet Nam, Global Spectrum has successfully brought together discerning travelers with Viet Nam’s gracious people, bustling cities, and breathtaking scenery. Viet Nam has captured the imagination of many Americans. Global Spectrum organizes trips for curious travelers that wish to experience this marvelous country first-hand, but who also want to give back. Utilizing the better aspects of voluntourism, Global Spectrum participants get involved with medical workshops, nursing homes and orphaned children as part of their Viet Nam engagement.

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In My Father’s Kitchen

In My Father’s Kitchen, Inc. (IMFK) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered with the New York Department of State on September 7, 2011. It was founded by John and Leigh-Ann Tumino, and is a faith-based organization offering non-denominational and non-discriminatory assistance to homeless people through direct street outreach. As John and Leigh-Ann build relationships with chronically homeless individuals they identify and meet the unique needs of homeless people not yet ready to leave the streets and who refuse to stay in emergency shelters. As a result, IMFK provides food and basic necessitates to homeless individuals where they live on the streets, on a consistent and compassionate basis, until the homeless individual is comfortable accepting help and working with community agencies to secure housing. IMFK has one full-time employee, one full-time volunteer, 30-35 core volunteers, and as many as 60 volunteers for community events.

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Since its inception, IMFK has successfully led 75 homeless people off the street and back to self-sustaining livelihoods. Storm Warriors will be embedding with IMFK later in 2018.

Just Love

Nancy Gallinaro started the “Just Love” ministry at the Eastpoint Christian Church in South Portland after working in a safe house with minors who’d been trafficked for sex in south Florida. She teaches the congregation about sex trafficking and the seemingly arbitrary number that transforms a victim into a suspect. “Anybody who’s under 18 is considered trafficked. Anybody over 18 has to prove they’ve been trafficked.

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Just Love is a nascent not-for-profit organization and their website, with the help of Storm Warriors International, is in the works. In the meantime, you can learn more info here.

Mai Tam Center House of Hope

The Mai Tam House of Hope is a home and center for HIV/AIDS positive widows, mothers, and children. It provides shelter, medicine, medical care, education, and referrals for its residents and the many walk-ins it receives. The children living at Mai Tam are both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS – some are HIV positive or have AIDS, and some are the children or orphans of parents with HIV/AIDS.

When Mai Tam was established in 2005, the founders hoped to assist 100 affected women and children, but today, Mai Tam, the first and only facility of its kind in Ho Chi Minh City, supports more than 500 women and children in need.

Below, Storm Warriors presents Father John Toai’s journey to rescuing orphans with AIDS.

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Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition

The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition was originally created on April 12, 2016 as a grassroots, volunteer-based organization. It followed a passionate community forum held at the Rockland City Council Chambers. The hot topic dealt with the lack of local response to the worsening opiate addiction crisis.

The MCRC mission is to reduce the rate and consequences of drug addiction in Midcoast Maine. Workgroups have been developed to address addiction prevention/education, access to treatment, recovery support services, helping families and community, and criminal justice issues. MCRC is the only organization in Knox County addressing all aspects of drug addiction in the community.

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Storm Warriors is currently embedded and will be featuring the stories, programs and outcomes later in 2018.

One Community Many Voices

One Community Many Voices, (OCMV) is a charitable organization, founded in 2016. It is recognized under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service. OCMV believes that potentials and dreams have no deadlines. With the start-up financial assist of Reade Brower, OCMV has developed a model to invest into the local community. Click here to find out more about what they’re doing.

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Storm Warriors is currently embedded and will be featuring the stories, programs and outcomes later in 2018.

Partners For World Health

Partners For World Health is made up of an extraordinary group of volunteers ranging in age from 11 to 94. This organization delivers much needed medical supplies to regions suffering an emergency crisis. They respond to catastrophes all over the planet, resulting in life saving outcomes that would otherwise result in tragic loss.

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Storm Warriors is currently embedded and will be featuring the stories, programs and outcomes later in 2018.

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