We serve women who are or have been sexually exploited, no matter where they are on their journey. We work with women who have children as well as those who don’t. We come alongside women of all cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
To serve women who have been sexually exploited by providing residential programming and a supportive community in which they are free to dream and thrive.
A world where every survivor of sexual exploitation has a safe place to find healing and hope.
The state of Wisconsin scored an “F” among the Shared Hope International “State Report Cards on Child and Youth Sex Trafficking”. Our state’s “Responses to and Identification of Sex Trafficking Victims” scored an alarming 9.5 out of 27.5, as well as only a 3 out of 15 on our “Continuum of Care” resources.
In addition to housing, Zeteo Community will provide high-quality programming that will be tailored to serve and empower women that have been sexually exploited in their journey towards healing. We will provide strengths-based, trauma-informed, holistic care through a variety of therapies as well as life skills and job training through on-site classes and workshops.
We want to meet a very practical need for women leaving a life of sexual exploitation: housing. Our goal is to build a group of multi-family homes that can comfortably house women and their children if they have them. The idea is that these homes would be more than a “shelter”, but a safe and peaceful place to start a new life.
Community has always been the lifeblood of what we do. We are all about people and the way God brings us together to share life with each other. We don’t want to just build homes, but we want to build a community to invite women into: a place of acceptance and love that can transform and bring healing to even the deepest wounds.
John Vaudreuil, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin
Zeteo has discovered the heart of God: “The exploited desperately search, but no water is to be found. But I, the God of Israel, am there to be found. I will open up rivers and splashing fountains for them.” Isaiah 41:17
Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me.
Their ministry to some of the most victimized and vulnerable in our own backyard is about the purest approach to loving God by serving others as we've ever been part of.