Up to 20 brave survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking will be lovingly served at this beautiful, newly constructed, 7,500-square-foot, restorative care residence outside Tupelo, Mississippi.
Individuals identified as sex trafficking victims/survivors (according to 2019 Polaris Project data)
Estimated number of spaces in residential shelter-care programs for sex trafficking survivors
Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world, producing $150 billion annually.
It is happening in every community, regardless of the cultural and ethnic demographic, degree of affluence, location, or size.
Contrary to common thought, a person does not have to be transported across state lines or national borders to be a victim of trafficking. It can also take place in her own community and in her own home.
Trafficking frequently occurs within the context of manipulation by someone she loves – often a boyfriend or family member. The trafficker identifies and uses her vulnerabilities to create a sense of dependency. He violates her trust and uses her for his own selfish ends.
The majority of these survivors have been robbed of their childhood and any sense of joy in their lives. Though God has infused each and every one of us with dignity and worth, their perception has been distorted. And that's a grave injustice!
The depth of emotional, spiritual, sexual, and physical trauma is heartrending.
Something has to be done to help. Why not us? Won’t God help us? Hasn’t Jesus said all things are possible with Him? (Matthew 19:26)
We share the heartfelt expression of the psalmist in Psalm 35:10:
"With every bone in my body I will praise him: 'LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?'”
So, we are simply saying yes, send us!
Occurs when someone uses force, fraud, or coercion to cause a commercial sex act with an adult, or causes a minor to commit a commercial sex act.
Includes prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance done in exchange for any item of value, such as money, drugs, shelter, food, or clothing.
If you are being trafficked or know someone you believe is being trafficked, call now.
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