Overcoming human trafficking is only accomplished as a team, and we believe our team is among the best. They are:
Daniel Emr - Founder & Executive Director of Worthwhile Wear
Stephanie Emr - Founder & Director of Operations
|The Well - US-based Residential Program|
Karen Kutzner Program Director
Jaclyn Lobb Manager of Care
|Rhonda Keller Senior House Coach|
Brooke Engelbart Store Manager, Pipersville
Stefanie Dockery Store Manager, Fountainville
Hannah Nixon Store Support
Luke Bennett Store Support
Kritine HardingWarehouse Manager
Worthwhile Wear; India
Shashi Rajan - Program Director, Pune, India
Benjamin Rajan - Finance Manager, Pune India
Dami Dan - Program Manager, Pune India
Jay Atlas - Community Outreach & Advocate
Sylvester Williams - Community Outreach & Advocate
The issue of Human trafficking is a global matter, and our response should be as wide-reaching as the need. Worthwhile Wear has sought to address this extensive area of need, by adapting a multi-prong approach to meet the varied needs. Worthwhile Wear provides vocational training and employment in its overseas programs (primarily in India; cities of Mumbai & Pune), where economics is one of the driving factors of human trafficking. In the US, Worthwhile Wear’s programs address the need of long-term restorative services, housing and employment for US survivors of human trafficking through its housing & aftercare program, The Well.
I first heard of human trafficking in 2010 when a young couple visited our church to share about their involvement with girls in the sex slave trade overseas. It was that introduction that planted a seed of change urging me to not sit idly by, but to be part of the solution. From that desire to do more, Worthwhile Wear was born, and now today works internationally with like-minded organizations providing employment to survivors, operates a housing and restorative program in the US called The Well, and has launched two Worthwhile Thrift stores and The Freedom Boutique. Worthwhile Wear is a 501c3 tax exempt organization, and serves as the parent organization over these different programs and stores.
I grew up in Ukraine as a missionary kid, and learned from my parents what it meant to set personal comforts aside to better serve others. With God's guidance, I made the very difficult decision to leave my sales and marketing position at local engineering and manufacturing company in an effort to fully commit myself to this cause. I have the support and help of my wife and two children, and we’ve committed ourselves to provide for and support these women. Through our actions, we desire to show each woman in our program that they are truly worthwhile.
Overcoming the issue of human trafficking is only accomplished as a team, and here at Worthwhile Wear we think we have the best team and would like to introduce you to them:
Founder & Executive Director of Worthwhile Wear
Founder & Director of Operations
Manager of Communications and Community Engagement
Manager of Development
US based Program of Worthwhile Wear
Senior House Coach
Meet the minds that help lead and guide all the big decisions of Worthwhile Wear. We are very grateful for all the time and resources that our Board of Directors selflessly donate to make Worthwhile Wear succeed.