Over 33,000 of Michigan’s children suffer from sexual,
physical and or emotional abuse.
Over 3,600 of Michigan’s children are waiting to be adopted. LEARN MORE
Child sex trafficking bust rescues 10 youth and
busts 18 pimps in Metro Detroit.
To survive being trafficked, a girl needs hope of a
future free from exploitation.

Help us provide healing and hope to hundreds of women and children who have suffered the effects of abuse, neglect and trauma.

Vista Maria

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    Thank you to our 2019 Donors!

    With joyful gratitude, we humbly thank our many donors who make our
    missional work possible. Thank you for your support!

    Help Make Holiday Memories This Year!


    You can you can help us create special holiday memories for our youth in the following ways:

    Adopt a Wish List
    Shoppers can expect to spend about $200 to $300 on each child’s individual list. Lists for 2020 will be available in early November.

    Shop for Stocking Stuffers
    Help us provide extra Christmas morning goodies for our kids—and hang them with care!

    Shop Our Target Wish List                                     Shop Our Amazon Wish List

    Be a Wish List Sponsor
    Please consider making a donation of $50 or more to help us purchase any last-minute gifts needed for youth who come into our care in the days right before Christmas.

    Donate Now

    For more information, or to adopt a Wish List, contact Jessica Marcetti: jmarcetti@vistamaria.org

    Spreading the Word

    Friday January 22nd, 2021 via Facebook

    Whether you're the parent of teens who spend lots of time online, a healthcare professional or a community member who wants to learn about this critical topic, the Great Lakes Chapter-MI of The Links, Incorporated invites you to join us for this informative panel discussion.

    Michigan ranks in the top ten states for human trafficking. Victims may be of any age, gender or race, and once they’re subjected to this life it’s very difficult to escape.

    Hear from experts in this area, learning what you can do to help those you love avoid this life-altering experience.

    Moderator: Andrea Isom WXYZ, Special Projects Reporter, WXYZ-TV Detroit (Channel 7)

    • Meredith Reese Chief Integrated Behavioral Health Officer, Vista Maria
    • Dr. Patricia Wilkerson-Uddyback, Emergency Physician, Detroit Medical Center
    • Ervin Barren, Police Chief, Southfield Police Department
    We will also hear from a survivor who will share her compelling story of being trafficked as a young girl.

    Spots are limited. Click the link to register today
    REGISTER AT: glctruth.eventbrite.com

    #VistaMaria #humantraffickingawareness #humantraffickingprevention
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    Thursday January 21st, 2021 via Facebook

    On Monday, five Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recipients completed their Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with us.  They distributed coats, boots, hats, and gloves to our residents.  Afterward, they held a powerful discussion about humanitarianism in the 21st century, and how as medical professionals, they can be advocates for marginalized communities and victims of human trafficking.

    #VistaMaria #volunteers #MLKday
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    Get Involved

    From an hour a week to an hour a year, there are a number of different ways to get involved. Volunteering at Vista Maria will not only fulfill your need to help others in your community, but has a huge impact on the lives of our youth. Knowing that their community genuinely cares about their happiness and well-being gives them great self-esteem, which is vital in their road to recovery.