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SPARK Grant Awarded to Exploit No More

June 13, 2014

Exploit No More is using a $5,000 SPARK grant from Diversified Insurance Solutions to address the growing problem of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the Milwaukee area. The organization is working to build a residential treatment home so young girls who have been victimized can safely recover and heal. Exploit No More will use the SPARK grant to recruit critical staff to its facility.

“We are focused on bringing girls out of sex trafficking and giving them a new start,” says Katie Linn, executive director of Exploit No More. “Our residential home will provide a variety of support and therapy services.”

Although many don’t realize it, Milwaukee has a serious child sex trafficking problem. Exploit No More was founded in 2013 by a network of churches in the Milwaukee area to bring greater community awareness to the issue, cultivate strategic advocacy to help victims receive the continuum of care they need and establish a residential home.

“We may not see or hear about this problem much but it’s out there and it’s damaging our society and the young girls who are enslaved by it,” says James McCormack, founder and chairman of Diversified Insurance Solutions. “Exploit No More is addressing a tough issue that can’t be ignored any longer.”
For more information on Exploit No More, visit exploitnomore.org.

The year-long SPARK giveback program was developed as part of Diversified Insurance Solutions' 30th anniversary. For the past 12 months, the company has funded new or existing programs that use fresh ideas to address a community need or problem.

Six SPARK grants totaling $30,000 have been awarded to:
-Royal Family Kids Camp Hartland – To give 30 abused and neglected children life-changing experiences during a week-long sleepover camp.
-Dominican Center for Women – To purchase much-needed school and classroom supplies for 80 kindergartens at Hopkins Lloyd Community School in Milwaukee.
-Humane Animal Welfare Society – To fund The Citizen Project, a new program in Waukesha to teach 200 teen offenders responsibility, empathy and concern for others by caring for animals.
-Nehemiah Project – To establish a literacy program for teenage boys in Milwaukee who are 3-5 grade levels below their educational placement.
-Zachariah’s Acres – To build a dock and pier system in Oconomowoc so children in wheelchairs and other adaptive devices can access the pond, enjoy its beauty and go fishing.
-Exploit No More – To recruit staff to a special home that will serve young girls who have been sexually trafficked.

Diversified Insurance Solutions is one of Wisconsin's largest, full-service insurance brokers, providing employee benefits, risk management and business insurance to area companies. For more information, visit www.div-ins.com.

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