Pat Mims, the program coordinator of BAWAR’s SEM Program, has received the 2014 Freedom House Stewardship Award. BAWAR has enjoyed collaborating with Freedom House in the guidance and support of human-trafficking survivors since 2010. In their letter to Pat, Freedom House wrote:
Your leadership in building awareness in the community about commcercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and the need for more direct services is commendable. Freedom House also appreciates your sharing your expertise as a presenter during its shelter volunteer training programs…”Hope and a Future” is this year’s Gala theme. Your tremendous work at BAWAR is providing both to young women and children.
Pat will be recognized for his and SEM’s work at the Freedom House 5th Annual Gala on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Foster City. For more information about the Gala or to buy tickets, visit Freedom House’s Events page.
For more information about the SEM program, please visit bawarsem.org.