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Restoring Beauty, Renewing Hope
Luke 7:36-50
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Alabaster

Our Mission

 

To provide a safe, residential environment within which women who wish to leave, or stay out of, the sex industry of Australia (who are struggling to achieve this on their own) can live, heal, grow and achieve their goal of living free of sex work. To introduce the women to the saving love of our Lord Jesus Christ and to disciple those who receive Him. To assist the women to gain healing from brokenness associated with the sex industry and related life controlling issues through a loving community, counselling, therapy groups and life skills training.

To alleviate the pressures that keep these women trapped in the sex industry against their will by addressing issues internal and external, immediate and long term in order to restore dignity, confidence and wholeness. To provide means for the women to improve their qualifications and future opportunities through vacation based education, work experience and workplace readiness. To assist the women also experiencing cultural and linguistic disadvantages, who are from backgrounds of poverty and little education or who have been trafficked. To ensure the women leave us in a strong position to move forward in life, connected to supportive community groups and churches.

Christian Philosophy

 

Alabaster is a Christian organisation. Our mandate is to share the love God has given to us through Jesus Christ, to live in community as family, sisters and brothers under our Heavenly Father. We believe that it is only through salvation in Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit and in relationship with one another that true wholeness and eternal hope can be found. We aim to walk and grow in love. This goes for staff, resident and visitor alike. Without love, we are nothing. A resident is not required to become a Christian to receive help from us, though we do strongly encourage Christian faith. Residents are welcome at Alabaster whatever religion they choose. Residents will be required to be present each day during Christian devotion times and prayers and to participate in recovery groups and skills development groups that are formulated from a Christian worldview.

 

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