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Leadership Greenville Announces 49th Class
Jasmine Road’s Program Director Mandy Learo was selected for the Greenville Chamber’s Leadership Greenville, a 10-month leadership development program designed to develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. Participants were selected based on a thorough application process including essays, professional resume and community involvement.
Walk for Freedom event to help fight human trafficking
Jasmine Road, South Carolina’s first two-year residential program for adult women survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution and addiction, is co-hosting the second annual Walk for Freedom in conjunction with the Upstate Human Trafficking Task Force.
Upstate organization working to help human trafficking survivors (video)
Jasmine Road hosted its 6th Annual Rooted in Love luncheon to raise funding for its program with a mission to heal and employ survivors of human trafficking.
2022 Charitable Giving Awards honor outstanding community contributors
Jasmine Road received the Community Foundation’s Community Spirit Award. This award is given to nonprofit organizations that are committed to making a change in our community.
Jasmine Road, Community Spirit Award: A path home
Greenville’s own nonprofit Jasmine Road was recognized by the Community Foundation of Greenville with a Community Spirit Award. This award is granted to outstanding nonprofits that “yield exceptional community service through vital programming and efforts to communicate and partner with other nonprofits.”
Upstate nonprofit for survivors of human trafficking expands
An upstate nonprofit is growing to new heights with the support of the community. Jasmine Road marked five years this year, expanding its residential program for survivors of human trafficking.
8 of the best-rated SC restaurants to get hot, earth soup during the winter months
Jasmine Kitchen, the first innovative social enterprise program of Jasmine Road, is listed as one of the 8 best-rated SC restaurants to get hot, hearty soup by The State. Jasmine Kitchen provides employment to the residents of Jasmine Road’s two-year residential program, which offers healing and recovery to women stuck in cycles of sexual exploitation and addiction.
Bon Secours hosts 5th annual seminar on human trafficking to raise awareness
Jasmine Road joined Bon Secours for their 5th annual seminar on human trafficking to help raise awareness. More than 600 attendees and other nonprofits and organizations were present to address the issue of human trafficking and explore solutions for our community.
Furman alumna Messick provides hope through Jasmine Road
One Jasmine Road graduate was featured along with Jasmine Road’s Executive Director in The Greenville News to discuss her fight to freedom from exploitation and addiction. Sex trafficking in the state of South Carolina saw 400 victims in 2022, and arguably significantly more than that due to the underreported nature of the crime.
Greenville’s Jasmine Kitchen helps sexual abuse victims build anew
The article explores the nonprofit's two-year residential program and its social enterprise designed to provide a forgiving, loving environment where women can grow and learn sustainable job skills.
Empowering Women By Supporting Jasmine Road
Beth Messick sits down with Your Carolina to talk about Jasmine Road's mission to heal and employ women in our community through a comprehensive two-year housing first model and a unique social enterprise component.
Bon Secours Human Trafficking Seminar looks to raise awareness in 2022
Participants experienced an interactive simulation based on real lived experience of the women of Jasmine Road, South Carolina's first long-term residential program that serves adult female survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution and addiction.
Residential Program for SC Human Trafficking Survivors Opens Second Safe Home in Partnership with Upstate Faith Community
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Jasmine Road announced on April 13, 2022 the opening of a second safe house, an expansion of the first long-term residential restoration program for human trafficking survivors in South Carolina.
Jasmine Road opens second facility for human trafficking victims
Jasmine Road's new home can house eight women in the residential program tripling the capacity of the organization.
Giving Matters: Jasmine Road triples capacity to serve sexual exploitation, addiction survivors
Jasmine Road is expanding to provide safe housing and much-needed services to more women in our community who need a safe place to call home.
Mauldin Spirit Week Supports Jasmine Road
Jasmine Road joined Mauldin High School on Your Carolina to talk about events planned for the MHS Spirit Week 2022 to support the nonprofit's mission.
Economic dignity for abused women in the Upstate
Beth Messick sits down with Mike Switzer to discuss Jasmine Road's mission to heal and employ women survivors through its social enterprise businesses designed to provide training and job opportunities in a safe, nurturing environment.
The Charity Ball Board of Greenville announced on Oct. 21 that it raised $410,000 for 2021 Rose Ball beneficiaries including Jasmine Road. The 2021 Rose Ball beneficiaries were selected from more than 80 Greenville County agencies that work in the arts, education, environment, and health and human services areas.
Jasmine Road recently received a Thanks and Giving Grant from Greenville Federal Credit Union. GFCU donated $50,000 to five local nonprofit organizations, and reported that the number of applications doubled from last time with 66 applications received this year. The program was launched in 2018 to coincide with GFCU’s 50th anniversary.
Jasmine Road's social enterprise teaching kitchen is the first of its kind in Greenville. Through community partnerships Jasmine Road residents receive culinary training, work in the restaurant and create unique handmade products such as jewelry and candles with all proceeds benefiting Jasmine Road.
After she heard about women living on the streets, one neighbor devised a plan to help.
After she heard about women living on the streets, one neighbor devised a plan to help.
Jasmine Road's Beth Messick Helps Women Get Off The Streets, By 'Loving Them Back To Life'
Jasmine Kitchen is back with a new signature Chicken and Stars soup. During a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant reimagined its menu and has now reopened for curbside carry-out. This social enterprise provides women survivors with training and work opportunities, time and space to heal, and a lifelong community of support.
Our partnership with Mary Black School of Nursing gives nursing students the chance to learn about the cycles of poverty, abuse, sexual exploitation, and addiction in our community. This awareness helps create future healthcare advocates to help women find a path to freedom.
Jasmine Kitchen serves much more than food, it serves a mission. The cafe at 503 Augusta Street in Greenville has reopened its doors and launched an online shop.
The social enterprise supports Jasmine Road's residential program with a mission to heal, empower, and employ women survivors of human trafficking and addiction.
Greenville Health Authority awards more than $20 million in community grants
Jasmine Road Inc. will receive support for its transformational two-year “housing-first” residential program. The project will provide access to mental and behavioral healthcare services for its residents.
Two moms are helping abused women break free from the vicious cycle of sexual exploitation through one of Greenville’s newest nonprofits.
Jasmine Kitchen, a restaurant with a mission
Jasmine Kitchen is open for lunch, serving scratch-made soups, salads, and sandwiches, and offering on-the-job training and employment.
Bon Secours St. Francis and Jasmine Road to build second safe house for human trafficking victims
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Jasmine Road have announced a partnership to build a second safe house to help rehabilitate 14 additional female South Carolina human-trafficking victims.
'No daylight between us.' Why SC woman searches the streets for sex trafficking victims
Beth Messick, Executive Director of Jasmine Road, shares her thoughts on how this two-year residential program is helping Greenville survivors of sexual exploitation and addiction heal and create a new life.
'Prison can be ‘saving grace’ – or further trauma – for victims of human trafficking
The State Newspaper sheds light on the impact of human trafficking in the state and the difference that programs like Jasmine Road are making for survivors right here in our community.
Homeless a Prime Target for Sex Trafficking
Homelessness leaves people truly desperate and often vulnerable to a wide range of injustices, including human trafficking and sexual exploitation. A lot of women trapped in these cycles want to get help and change their lives after short term rehabs or incarcerations, but they have nowhere to go but back on the streets or with their trafficker, often reentering the cycle of exploitation.
Greenville Women Giving Awards Jasmine Road $100,000 to Fund Transformative Program for Women
Jasmine Road received a $100,000 grant from Greenville Women Giving to fund the first year of the life-changing program for the first five residents.
New Gvl cafe to empower, employ survivors of human trafficking
Jasmine Kitchen will offer residents at Jasmine Road stable and sustainable employment opportunities that maximize positive social impact in the Greenville community, while generating funding for nonprofit operations.
Hundreds attend human trafficking symposium held by Bon Secours St. Francis
Jasmine Road was among many organizations making a difference in the lives of survivors of trafficking and addiction that joined together for the annual event.
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