We operate a 24/7 rescue hotline that can be called any time day or night by anyone wanting help leaving “the life.” Once a call is received, our Hotline Team Responders coordinate a Rescue Team to go pick the caller up in a safe meeting location and transport to one of our safe homes. Each Rescue Team consists of one man and one woman that will ride together to pick up the caller and drive to a safe home. The man’s role is to drive and be in prayer the whole time while the woman Rescue Team member sits in the back seat with the caller to provide comfort and encouragement. We have an extensive Rescue Team protocol that ensures, to the best of our ability, that all team members and rescued individuals remain safe and accountable at all times. This protocol is covered at our full volunteer trainings in the Rescue Team Breakout Session.
Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, and this team is for men and women. The Out of Darkness volunteer training is required in order to join the Rescue Team, and volunteers must also submit an Out of Darkness volunteer application, including background check, references, and electronically signed forms. Once you have attended the training and your application has been processed, you will also be asked to do an interview with one of our staff or lead volunteers before final approval to join the team.