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The House of Promise / MSU LEAD Campaign

The MSU Women's Resource Center and Break The Shackles are hosting an informational meeting on how we, the people, can get involved in the fight to eradicate human sex trafficking in our communities.  Bring a friend and come learn more about the many forms of human-trafficking and the launch of The House of Promise - MSU LEAD Campaign to help end human-trafficking in the Greater Lansing Area.  Presented by the MSU Women's Resource Center Student Staff and Break the Shackles Student Organization.

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This program is a Project 60/50 sponsored event.

The House of Promise/MSU LEAD Campaign Challenge

Join The House of Promise/MSU LEAD Campaign to help with the fight against human trafficking in the MSU and Greater Lansing Area.

The House of Promise/MSU LEAD Campaign was born out of passion from three student employees of the MSU Women’s Resource Center as part of the annual “Student-led Series” to fight against human trafficking.  These individuals teamed up with Ms. Shari Montgomery, President and Founder of The House of Promise to both educate and raise awareness about human trafficking in its many forms, and thus, The House of Promise/MSU LEAD Campaign was developed.  The goal of the campaign is designed as a challenge to the MSU and Greater Lansing area to educate and raise funds to purchase The House of Promise residential safe place for young women and girls who have been trafficked. 

The Challenge:

Friendly “challenges” are designed to compete with residence halls to residence halls, floors to floors, all students to faculty and staff, RSOs to RSOs, Greek to Greek, College to College, Unit to Unit, MSU to community (business to business, organization to organization, individual to individual), etc., during the Fall 2015-16 academic year, however donations will be accepted on an ongoing basis.  The “challenge” is for each entity to raise more funds than their competitor as well as raise awareness about human trafficking.

For a FUNDRAISING BOOKLET with detailed descriptions, guidelines, and challenge dates for The House of Promise/MSU LEAD Campaign, and how you can participate, please view the highlighted links to REGISTER, learn more and/or make a CHALLENGE DONATION.

The Goal:

To educate and create a movement in the MSU and Greater Lansing area to fight against human trafficking.  To raise funding to purchase a residential House of Promise safe place.  To raise funding to sustain The House of Promise and the residents who seek shelter and healing there.





An article about The House of Promise and its President and Founder, Ms. Shari Montgomery - The Broken Loving on the Broken, from the August/September 2015 issue of Wisdom, Words & Women

Human Trafficking in the news:

Old mark of slavery is being used on sex trafficking victims

Sex-trafficking survivors use new ink to reclaim their lives 

Hidden America:  Chilling New Look at Sex Trafficking in the US


How To Bankrupt Slavery

A short YouTube video on how to bankrupt slavery






  • Human Trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of labor or sexual exploitation.
  • Michigan's proximity to waterways and its international border make it susceptible for Human Trafficking in the United States.
  • Human Trafficking is the second-largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the world.



2013 Michigan Human Trafficking Report

The Detroit News