Lauren Lisembee, a dance/movement therapy student in the Department of Applied Psychology, recently delivered 260 toiletry items to Amirah Inc. in Boston, the result of coordinating an toiletry drive at AUNE for Amirah. Almost all of the donations came from AUNE students, staff, and faculty.
Amirah is a safe house for survivors of human trafficking. “I was able to meet the executive director; she was extremely excited and grateful for everything because these items will be used in their drop-in center and their residential program,” Lauren wrote.
Lauren and her husband also attended a fundraising event for Amirah. “We were able to hear some of the survivors read poetry and sing songs that they have written and recorded through Amirah’s expressive arts program that offer as a holistic recovery, trauma informed approach at their safe house,” she wrote.