Abbie's Intermission

Abbie's Intermission Abbie's is an anti-slavery movement dedicated to providing a safe environment for those rescued from human-trafficking, through Abbie's houses in Germany

Abbie's Intermission is passionate about raising awareness to the issue of Human Trafficking. We believe strongly that this epidemic is a tragedy that is still in the dark to most of the world. We want to change the communities' mind of complacency and inspire them to take action and play a part in the role of putting a stop to this problem. Our plans for the future is to establish a Safe House in Germany. The reason why we are starting here is because the laws of prostitution are legal there thus creating a funneling effect for neighboring countries. Germany has become a hub for eastern and western Europe because these perpetrators have found an easy way to get away with this heinous crime. However this upcoming summer the laws are about to change, making prostitution illegal. This change is going make an impact in the community by giving the right to the police force to go into the brothels and arrest these criminals. This is a wonderful movement, however many questions remain unanswered. What is going to happen to the people who have experienced this terrible abuse? How will they ever function again in society after years of being oppressed and demoralized? Who is going to take the responsibility of giving them a safe place to live, while restoring their dignity and self worth? That is where Abbie's Intermission Steps in. We want the responsibility to care for these children and woman to show them the Christ-Like love that they deserve. This is an opportunity of a lifetime; to be apart of something greater than ourselves, to make a difference in the world, and ultimately let God work through us as we play our part in rewriting the destiny of their lives.

Mission: Abbie's Intermission is an anti-slavery movement dedicated to providing a safe environment for those rescued from human-trafficking, through Abbie's Houses in Germany. Abbie's Intermission is dedicated to the life and loves of Abigail Wachsmann.

Operating as usual

07/02/2014

JULY is freedom month. Set the captives free.

Love this iron art by Iron Willow! Come by the shop for more colors and sayings!
06/13/2014

Love this iron art by Iron Willow! Come by the shop for more colors and sayings!

06/09/2014

Abigail Wachsmann's 22nd Birthday. In remembrance her legacy lives on for our beautiful people at AbbiesHouse!

Help us support sweet Adrianna's trip to Ethiopia by purchasing these beautiful handmade bracelets by women in the Phili...
05/19/2014

Help us support sweet Adrianna's trip to Ethiopia by purchasing these beautiful handmade bracelets by women in the Philippines!

There is power in your purchase!

05/08/2014

Today is the day!!

Today is the Grand Opening of our new location, at
5960 W Parker Rd #220, Plano, TX 75093.

Come out to see the new shop, take advantage of some awesome Mother's Day Sales, and eat some fair-trade chocolate!

Rain or shine, hope to see you there!

05/05/2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!!

We are in our new location, BUT it's not quite ready! We are pushing the new opening back a few days, we will keep everyone updated!! So excited to re-open, almost there!

Come out to First Baptist Mansfield tonight at 6:30 for Open Mic Night!! So excited to partner with M68 Ministries and l...
05/02/2014

Come out to First Baptist Mansfield tonight at 6:30 for Open Mic Night!! So excited to partner with M68 Ministries and listen to some good music.

We will be there serving and selling some amazing coffee and talking a little about what we do at Abbie's Intermission. See you soon!

WE'RE MOVING! We will re-open on May 5th at our new location, just across the street between On-The-Border and Starbucks...
04/29/2014

WE'RE MOVING!
We will re-open on May 5th at our new location, just across the street between On-The-Border and Starbucks. See you there SOON!

04/28/2014

The Abbie's 40 day liquid fast is OVER. Heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who participated, from our team in Germany to the many of you here in the States as well. We know it wasn't easy, but we have been touched by every person who sacrificed something temporary to make an eternal difference. Lives are being changed every day, and you have been a part of that change!

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Stop by our shop to pick up some fair-trade and locally crafted gifts for Mom! ...
04/22/2014

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Stop by our shop to pick up some fair-trade and locally crafted gifts for Mom! Your purchase makes a difference.

04/22/2014

The 40 Abbie's Fast ends on Sunday! Thanks everyone for all the support. We're almost there!!

The Pope is standing against human trafficking!"Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, ...
04/14/2014
Pope says 'enough' to human trafficking, calls it crime against humanity | Reuters

The Pope is standing against human trafficking!

"Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity," he said. Departing from his prepared text, he said there were many "people of good will who want to shout 'enough'" to human trafficking.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/10/uk-pope-trafficking-idUKBREA3910320140410

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said 'enough' to human trafficking on Thursday, denouncing it as a crime against humanity as police leaders and religious groups from around the world pledged to work

Today is the last day to contribute to our Indiegogo campaign. If you were waiting to make a donation, today is the day....
04/13/2014
Abbie's Intermission

Today is the last day to contribute to our Indiegogo campaign.

If you were waiting to make a donation, today is the day. Consider giving up your latte tomorrow to help save a life. Or if you're feeling led, maybe wait on that next big purchase and give a large contribution. No matter the size, your gift makes a difference.

Abbie's Intermission is fighting to change the destinies of women, men, and children who have suffered through sex-trafficking in Germany. We are working to create Overcomers. You can be a part of this incredible life change.

Only 15 hours left to give!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/abbie-s-intermission

Abbie's Intermission is a modern-day non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness and preventing human trafficking in Germany.

So thankful for the $250 donation we received last night on our Indiegogo campaign! If you would like to donate, visit t...
04/08/2014
Abbie's Intermission

So thankful for the $250 donation we received last night on our Indiegogo campaign! If you would like to donate, visit this website to help us fight human trafficking and fund Abbie's Houses in Germany!

http://igg.me/at/abbiesintermission

Abbie's Intermission is a modern-day non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness and preventing human trafficking in Germany.

04/08/2014

Our team is halfway through the 40 day fast!! We're over the hump, it's downhill from here!

Hey everybody!! We only have 6 more days left in our Indiegogo Campaign! Your donation goes a long way to support our Ab...
04/07/2014
Abbie's Intermission

Hey everybody!! We only have 6 more days left in our Indiegogo Campaign!

Your donation goes a long way to support our Abbie's Houses in Germany. We currently have one house up and running and plan to open an additional house in July!

Also, by donating you are automatically entered to win various gifts from our boutique in Plano depending on the perk you choose!

Share this post with your Facebook friends to help us raise awareness and support for Abbie's Intermission!

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Abbie's Intermission is a modern-day non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness and preventing human trafficking in Germany.

04/01/2014

Two Weeks Done: Fast for Abbies!

03/26/2014

Thanks for joining the Abbie's 40 Day Fast -- Taylor Thomas!!!

03/26/2014

Fast for Abbie's for 40 days! We're on Day 8! One/fifth of the way! Keep it going!

03/24/2014

Fast for Abbie's 40 days! We're on Day 6!

03/21/2014

Join the 40-day fast for Abbie's! Contact us for more information. Eight people committed and counting! Day 3!

The Plano Star wrote an article on us! Thank you, Brittany Feagan, for spending so much time with us and hearing our hea...
03/20/2014
Plano nonprofit seeks to stop human trafficking in Europe

The Plano Star wrote an article on us! Thank you, Brittany Feagan, for spending so much time with us and hearing our heart behind Abbie's.

http://m.starlocalmedia.com/planocourier/news/plano-nonprofit-seeks-to-stop-human-trafficking-in-europe/article_30b66c84-af84-11e3-aa37-001a4bcf887a.html?mode=jqm

Having seen the horrors of human trafficking firsthand, Sarah Russell founded Abbie’s Intermission, a modern anti-slavery movement, in honor of her daughter, Abigail Wachsmann, who was killed in a car accident in May 2011.

03/10/2014

Saturday was International Women's Day!

“A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
- Diane Mariechild

Honor and respect is due to all women, regardless of the country or circumstance. Our mission is to love these women back to life, and to lead them into a life of fulfillment and joy.

Jenya and Aharon
03/09/2014

Jenya and Aharon

03/09/2014

View our twitter @Abbiesintermiss to see important videos about troop movements into Ukrainian Crimea. Ukrainian and Russian. Both sides are moving in with troops and tanks right now. Many vulnerable people are in their paths.

03/09/2014

Thank you to David Rickman for further connections in Ukraine!

03/09/2014

Our team is headed to speak right now at an engagement in Germany! We appreciate the opportunity at Freie Christen Gemeinde!

03/09/2014

You will live! The new declaration to those in captivity--join the Abbie's movement and declare over the captives that they will live and not die.

Bits of Abbie's Instagram
03/06/2014

Bits of Abbie's Instagram

"Seven unforgettable stories in the battle against sex trafficking, collected over two decades of my reporting."      Ni...
03/06/2014
Inside the Brothels

"Seven unforgettable stories in the battle against sex trafficking, collected over two decades of my reporting."
Nicholas Kristof

Seven unforgettable stories in the battle against sex trafficking, collected over two decades of reporting. Curated by Nicholas Kristof.

03/06/2014

German Outting: High level officials charged with child pornography offenses both in the legislative and the federal police branches. Sebastian Edathy, politician for the SPD, and an unnamed high level BKA (federal criminal police) official were charged with multiple counts of child pornographic material downloads from a child pornography website located in Canada. When a sting operation closed the site, the names of these officials appeared on the lists of users and with it the proof that they had both downloaded many images over multiple visits to this illegal site. Edathy also apparently circumvented the investigations about himself and hid documents involving his care in his apartment in order to protect his political career. In order to remain anonymous, the police official was allowed to simply pay a fine of an unspecified amount between 10 - 20,000 Euros and take a four month sentence.

Now all has come to light. Political pressure is being put on those who were responsible for protecting those charged. Some officials have resigned and others are fighting for their professional lives in view of their lack of action. The method of protection of these high-ranking official is examined and debated by German politicians. The CDU (Christian Democratic Union) chief stated that his party is taking thought about what has happened to the victims, not the perpetrators. The CDU will introduce an initiative to stiffen the penalties for those involved in this type of criminal behavior.

Child pornography cases are in the thousands in German. This abuse is only one of the many against children, teenagers, and young adults in Germany. Many Germans are waking up and are now trying to do something about this. Abbie's Intermission partners with these awake and conscious German citizens who want the best for their country.

03/05/2014

Please help us reach more people by talking about us on Facebook. We appreciate the people who already are!

03/05/2014

Why Germany? Germany is the largest hub of human trafficking in the world, because prostitution is legal. Soon Germany will be changing the laws so that arrest of those hiring trafficked persons will be a criminal offense. There could be lots of rescues as those arrests take place. GOOD NEWS!!!

Address

5960 W Parker Rd, Ste 220
Plano, TX
75093

General information

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. An estimated 2.5 million people are in forced labour (including sexual exploitation) at any given time as a result of trafficking. An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. 95% of victims experienced physical or sexual violence during trafficking (based on data from selected European countries). Over the past 15 years, "trafficking in persons" and "human trafficking" have been used as umbrella terms for activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service. The United States government considers trafficking in persons to include all of the criminal conduct involved in forced labor and sex trafficking, essentially the conduct involved in reducing or holding someone in compelled service. Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act as amended (TVPA) and consistent with the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol), individuals may be trafficking victims regardless of whether they once consented, participated in a crime as a direct result of being trafficked, were transported into the exploitative situation, or were simply born into a state of servitude. Despite a term that seems to connote movement, at the heart of the phenomenon of trafficking in persons are the many forms of enslavement, not the activities involved in international transportation.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(972) 608-0550

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