Sanctum House CEO Receives Community Honor
Edee Franklin honored for ‘exemplary service’ to victims of domestic violence in Oakland County at special ceremony.
PONTIAC, OCTOBER 6, 2017 – Edee Franklin, CEO of Sanctum House, was one of several esteemed community members honored by the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence (OCCCADV) at its annual Oakland County Domestic Violence Prevention Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 5.
October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The awards ceremony honored those who have demonstrated commitment to domestic violence survivors and memorialized victims who lost their lives to domestic violence in Oakland County.
“Today was very special and I am humbled to be a part of this mission. Violence against people just needs to stop,” said Franklin. “We all play a part. [We are] looking forward to our opening and being a home for change and endless possibilities for women who have been trafficked and abused. We are ready…Sanctum House is a solution.”
Franklin has been a voice and advocate for survivors of human trafficking and women in recovery for many years. In 2013 she began working towards her dream of creating a safe place for survivors of human trafficking to heal, excel, and achieve a healthy lifestyle. With the help of many volunteers, Sanctum House was formed and became a full-fledged non-profit in 2015. In addition to dozens of education and awareness events each year, Sanctum House has been working to raise funds for a home. Franklin and other Board Members quietly picked up keys to the new Sanctum House on September 1 and are now preparing for their first group of residents.