Programs & Services

We offer many programs that are beneficial to the whole community. Some of those programs include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Group/Individual/Family Counseling
  • Legal Assistance
  • Court Advocacy
  • Horse therapy
  • Journaling
  • Social outings
  • Life skills training
  • Self-esteem Workshops
  • Job readiness/employ-ability skills
  • Weekly Support groups (Women & Youth)
  • Community Outreach & Resource Fairs
  • Women’s Wellness Program
  • Annual events: Young Women’s Conference; Women to Women Conference; Teen Summit: Human Trafficking Prevention & Awareness for Teens; Runway Freedom: Multicultural Fashion.

Project Red Cord

The Renee Jones Empowerment Center(RJEC) is the only Northeast Ohio 501(c)(3) agency committed to providing life coaching and aftercare services to those with the courage to break the human trafficking cycle. RJEC shines a light on the dark side of humankind and offers a hope-filled approach to getting lives back on a positive track. The RJEC’s “Project Red Cord” comprehensively addresses the long-term effects of human trafficking through supportive life coaching and by managing individualized care services such as: assistance with educational resources, food, safe housing, job training, legal assistance, and medical and psychological care. The RJEC also offers inter-generational support groups; art therapy; journaling; court advocacy; and incarceration and re-entry support.


This project is a pilot program for youth and young adults ages 16 to 24. The academy’s mission is to equip and inspire young leaders to work to affect social change, and ultimately global change on preventing and fighting human trafficking through prevention & awareness education/advocacy at schools, conferences and community events.

The Youth Ambassadors will be a motivated and diverse group of youth from public & private schools and colleges who are committed to inspiring one another to lead. They will be trained by RJEC staff, human trafficking survivors (who are certified peer counselors), the Co-Director of the CWRU Human Trafficking Law Clinic, as well as Law Enforcement personnel. Additionally, informed specialized trauma training will be provided by a specialist. The training will also include program participation, as well as support groups for victims facilitated by a medical physician and a psychologist.

Once trained, Youth Ambassadors will be assigned to speaking engagements at schools, college campuses, RJEC events/conferences, annual teen summit and various other community events. Youth Ambassadors will also speak at the annual Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Conference at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Youth Ambassadors will conduct focus groups on the Center’s youth programming and make recommendations for enhancement or improvements to programs; organize service projects; assist at fundraisers; and create opportunities to engage more youth to be leaders in their community in the fight to eradicate human trafficking. This program is sponsored by: