Hearts of Hope: Combatting Human Trafficking

By KBJR News 1

February 16, 2014 Updated Feb 16, 2014 at 12:35 AM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNow.com) --- Putting an end to human trafficking the topic of discussion at the fourth annual Hearts of Hope dinner and fundraiser.

The Superior based non-profit, North Central Windows Program or NCWP hosted the event.

Keynote speaker, Constance Gunderson, Ph.D. MSW, LISW talked about human trafficking and the artistic work by girls and women in Lithuania who are healing from trauma following the acts.

"A lot of people have a hard time verbalizing trauma and things that have happened to them,” Jenn Salo, of NCWP said. “To be able to do it with art is a great way to allow them to have some time and kind of go through that journey of healing on their own, at their own pace."

All proceeds will benefit NCWP survivors of abuse through art enrichment programs.

Local businesses like Super One Foods and Whole Foods Co-op, among others, donated many items that were used to prepare the homemade dinner and other donations for the silent auction.