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November 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Newly-unsealed court documents show a 15-year-old girl was sold for sex between July and December of 2021.

A new indictment became unsealed Friday, listing two people charged with...

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WBTV

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September 2022

Nearly all victims come in contact with health care; staff learns to spot the signs. Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in New York, Miami and L.A. It’s happening in rural communities and urban centers throughout...

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Novant Healthy Headlines

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September 2022

DUNWOODY, GA, September, 2022  -- Dunwoody recently joined cities across the nation by participating in the City of
Freedom March to bring awareness to human trafficking. Earlier this year, the Dunwoody City Council pledged its... 

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The Atlanta-Journal Constitution 

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July 2022

Ahead of this Saturday’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed critical anti-trafficking legislation—the Frederick Douglass TVPRA of 2022

in a strong bipartisan vote of 401-20.

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U.S. Congressman Chris Smith

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July 2022

On June 28th, Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the now-notorious sex offender and “globetrotting” financier Jeffery Epstein abuse teenage girls between 1994 and 2004. Of course, the world is now painfully familiar with this...

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Hospitality Net 

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June 2022

At a Capitol Hill press conference today, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), an internationally recognized leader in the fight to combat human trafficking, joined trafficking survivors and top anti-trafficking organizations in urging members of Congress...

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April 2022

Every year, millions of men, children, and women are trafficked worldwide – there are an estimated 24.9 million victims worldwide at any given time.1 Furthermore, approximately 300,000 American children are trafficked every year and only one percent are rescued.

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Ross Education 

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March 2022

A coalition of more than 500 anti-trafficking organizations, corporations, advocates, and survivor leaders organized by Safe House Project delivered a letter to members of the House and Senate today urging them to pass HR 6552.

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PR Newswire

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January 2022

When Alia Dewees conducts seminars about the scourge of sex trafficking and its prevention, there’s one group of people more likely than others to quiz her about the furniture and décor company Wayfair selling missing children or kids being smuggled through tunnels under New York City: Christians. Read more.

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Christianity Today

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January 2022

Honoring National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, human trafficking survivors and national Anti-Trafficking non-profit, Safe House Project encourage supporters to wear blue and become educated on the signs and indicators of trafficking in America. Read more.

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Yahoo Finance

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January 2022

Dunwoody has become only the second city in America to receive the “City of Freedom” seal from Safe House Project for fighting sex trafficking.This month Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch will issue a proclamation recognizing training and education as important tools to fight sex trafficking. Read more.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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December 2021

According to Safe House Project... 88% of children who are trafficked will encounter a healthcare worker during their trafficking. Yet, less than 1% of them will be identified by one. It is a startling statistic that identifies two things: the silence of the problem and the volume of the need for a solution. Read more.

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The Denver Channel

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October 2021

TraknProtect, a safety button provider for major hotels, has received the “Leader in Freedom” award from the national anti-trafficking organization, Safe House Project, for the work carried out through training and education to combat domestic child trafficking. Read more.

 

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Hotel Business 

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September 2021

Safe House Project, a national anti-trafficking nonprofit, launches the nation's first certification model to establish standards of care for programs serving trafficking survivors. Read more.

 

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Cision PR Newswire

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July 2021

In many cases, doctors are a first line of defense for victims of trafficking, particularly in children....Sick and injured children pass through doctors’ offices for treatment. Training medical professionals on the signs and indicators of sex trafficking is an imperative step in... Read more.

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Safe House Project

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May 2021

“Ms. Hancock is an awe-inspiring leader who has the drive, passion, and business acumen needed to truly effect change in the anti-trafficking movement. Her breadth of experience in corporate leadership combined with her unwavering commitment to serving survivors... Read more

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Press Release

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April 2021

Kristi Wells & Brittany Dunn speak with Orville Beckford about the systemic issue of trafficking in our communities, and how each of us has a responsibility to be OnWatch to spot, report, and prevent trafficking. But then, we also have an opportunity to serve survivors of trafficking... Listen Now

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Grace without Borders

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April 2021

In this episode of The Broken Catholic Show, Joseph Warren interviews Brittany Dunn & Kristi Wells to discuss why the Church is not strongly speaking against sex trafficking of minors, and more importantly the opportunity the church has to be part of a holistic response to child trafficking....Listen Now

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Broken Catholic Podcast

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March 2021

Tune In Daily To Hear The Untold Secrets of Success, Strength and Boldness of Today's Powerful Women with Annette Comer, but make sure to checkout Safe House Project's CEO, Kristi Wells, on episode #93.  Read More

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The World's Greatest Women

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March 2021

"The more individuals that are knowledgeable of what to look for, the greater the chances are that somebody's going to spot something that will allow somebody an opportunity to escape from the human trafficking situation that they're caught up in," Welch said. 

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January 2021

Flaunt Your Fire brand values are front and center as India and Erica welcome Brittany Dunn, chief operating officer of Safe House Project. The organization’s mission to support survivors of human trafficking is especially meaningful to India. As a sexual assault survivor herself, she takes...Read More

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Flaunt Your Fire

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January 2021

January is #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth, 31 days dedicated to shining a light on a horrific industry that affects the lives of millions of people worldwide. Did you know that currently more than 40 million women and children are enslaved as sex workers... Read More

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KeHE Cares

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January 2021

Imagine a six-year-old girl, whose father is a firefighter and mother stays at home. She has trouble paying attention in school, but nothing more than what teachers expect out of a six-year-old. She likes to spend her time outside. There is a park across the street from her house where...  Read More

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Rapzilla

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September 30, 2020

OnWatch is the only anti-trafficking training written by survivors. Julie Whitehead, Utah Trafficking Survivor, and OnWatch™ Advocate. Julie strongly believes that one of the main reasons she survived was to bring other victims out of the shadows—to give them a voice and remind them... Read More

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ABC4 - Salt Lake City, UT

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August 19, 2020

“STOLEN” is a year-long NBC 7 investigation into the sex trafficking and exploitation of children in San Diego County. The seven-episode documentary series is told from the perspective of survivors, advocates -- even traffickers, and sex buyers, explaining the depth and scope of this problem... Read More

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ABC 7 - San Diego, CA

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July 28, 2020

Did you know that in disasters and pandemics sex trafficking increases due to children's and adults' vulnerability during the crisis? Did you know that more people in the US voted last year on their favorite porn film than voted in the last election? Brittany Dunn gives shocking...Read More

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Podcast with Jared Laskey

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February 19, 2020

David Zach, singer/songwriter, speaker and founding member of acclaimed Christian rock band Remedy Drive, was featured at “Freedom Requires Action: Culture, Corporations, and Communities Uniting To End Child Sex Trafficking in America,” held recently at the U.S. Capitol... Read More

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Turning Point

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November 2019

An interview with CBS News Radio Host- Security Matters, Paul Viollis. With over 300,000 children being trafficked each year and Americans being the #1 consumer of sex trafficking generates approximately $100B/year, the need for the work of The Safe House Project is greater than ever.  Read More

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CBS - Security Matters

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July 20, 2019

Gender equality in the United States is not achievable without addressing the fact that women and children are sold every day in America as a commodity. The United States was just named the No. 1 consumer of sex in the world in the Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report. Read More

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The Morning Call

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November 2022

VIRGINIA- The trafficking of humans is considered the second largest criminal
industry in the world, surpassed only by drug trafficking. While human
trafficking reaps an estimated $32 billion yearly, it is considered a hidden
crime.....

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Cavalier Coast Neighbors

Safe House Project

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September 2022

WILLIAMSBURG — Residents and visitors alike are invited to join the fight against human trafficking during the fifth annual Walk For Freedom.

The walk — on Oct. 15 — is part of a worldwide event that will see ....

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The Virginian- Pilot

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August 2022

MINNESOTA, August 31, 2022  -- The Minnesota chapter of Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) held a Safe Women seminar on Aug. 25 at the Plymouth branch of the Hennepin County Library in Minnesota.

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July 2022

HR 6552 highlight video of Rep. Bass & Rep. Smith bringing bill to the floor. 

Thank you to all the members of Trafficking Survivor Equity Coalition who helped garner support for this critical legislation.

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June 2022

ATLANTA, June 23, 2022 Wellspring Living is the second program in the nation to be awarded a Gold Certification from the national Safe House Certification Review Board, led by Safe House Project. Wellspring Living is a non-profit organization in Atlanta...

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PR Newswire

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June 2022

Recently, Care Net chatted with Kristi Wells, CEO and Brittany Dunn, the COO of the Safe House Project – an
organization committed to battling the issue of sex trafficking in America. Safe House Project's mission is to
increase survivor identification...

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CareNet Affiliate Portal

Safe House Project

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April 2022

Law Enforcement & Security Analyst, Paul Viollis talks with Ray Horner every Saturday about various happenings around the world. This week, they discussed Human Trafficking; what it is, where it is, what to look for, red flags of traffickers and victims, and more.

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WAKR 

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February 2022

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman, Executive Director of the Restoring Ivy Collective and Alia Dewess, Vice Chair of the Board at the Restoring Ivy Collective sit down with Elena Russo to discuss being victims of sex trafficking and how they are using their experience to...

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Comcast Newsmakers

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January 2022

Finally, Everlight Solar further expanded its initiative to help stop sex trafficking by requiring every staff member to complete certification through OnWatch. OnWatch is a nonprofit organization equipping communities to battle sex trafficking through training programs and courses.  Read more.

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Times News Network

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January 2022

January was officially declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in 2010.

Julie Whitehead is a local trafficking survivor who was able to escape her trafficker thanks to an innocent bystander who recognized something was happening to Julie. Read more.

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FOX 13, Salt Lake City 

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December 2021

The Ohio Supreme Court has awarded grants to two juvenile courts to help human trafficking survivors get access to the help and services they need, Court News Ohio reports.  Ohio courts of Delaware County and Hamilton County will each be granted approximately $75,000... Read more.

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The Crime Report

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November 2021

Safe House Project, a leading anti-trafficking non-profit committed to combating domestic sex trafficking, awards $333,000 to help American trafficking victims receive restorative care following their escape. Read more.

 

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Cision PR NewsWire

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October 2021

A non-profit group, OnWatch, recently released a new sex-trafficking-survivor-led program. It’s a new module on their free digital training course — designed to empower users to spot, report, and prevent trafficking through true survivor experiences. Read more.

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CW39

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September 2021

The new OnWatch™ module shares the experiences of Alia Dewees, a survivor of childhood sex trafficking and adult exploitation, who was first trafficked at the age of 14. Dewees reviews the signs of trafficking from her story and how educators are in a unique position to combat sex trafficking. Read more.

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June 2021

"Every day our team is working alongside the hospitality industry, a critical sector for preventing sex trafficking, to keep people safe while traveling. When we learned about Safe House Project’s work with the hospitality industry to eradicate sex trafficking, it was a natural fit..." said Parminder Batra, CEO. Read more.

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May 2021

City of Norfolk’s Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander issued a proclamation on May 3rd recognizing human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery and acknowledging the importance of education and training through Safe House Project’s OnWatch trafficking training to combat trafficking. Read more

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City of Norfolk Mayor's Office

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April 2021

Kristi talks about how they built the Safe House Project and the community-based training called OnWatch. Know more about her life strategy, some setbacks when they started the organization, and her WHYs to eradicate trafficking. "We are serving survivors one heart at a time." Listen Now

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Live Your SpaLife

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April 2021

Bus drivers come into contact with an array of children, from the small dirty child to the little girl with perfect pigtails and little pink Mary Janes...They may be the only adult in a child’s life who makes them feel safe. By knowing how to spot and report trafficking bus drivers could save a child’s life....Read More

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School Bus Fleet

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March 2021

Keeping it real about mental health, mental illness, addiction recovery and the business of behavioral health. Our guests and listeners are from all over the globe and all walks of life. The signature show on Mental Health News Radio Network - the world's first Mental Health podcast..." Read More

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Mental Health News Radio

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February 2021

During their “Paparazzi Possible” campaign, Founder Misty Kirby reached out to thousands of consultants and asked them to take the OnWatch training to recognize the signs of trafficking. "...The thought that the child next door could be trafficked called our company to action."Read More

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ABC4 - Utah

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January 2021

The United States holds a dubious distinction as one of the top three worst countries in the world with regards to human trafficking. In support of January’s designation as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Erica and India are joined by Brittany Dunn...Read More

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Pause on the Play Podcast

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January 2021

FORSHAW has partnered with Safe House Project, a national leader in the fight against Sex Trafficking in America to provide training to all Pest Management Professionals, on how to Spot, Report,  and Prevent Trafficking. “Every day, Pest Management Professionals service millions of homes..."  Read More

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FORSHAW Inc

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January 2021

Recently, we announced a partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the Malouf Foundation and the Safe House Project in support of their OnWatch™ education platform, which trains individuals on how to spot, report and prevent trafficking in their communities...  Read More

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Rapzilla

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September 18, 2020

Yesterday, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes joined the Malouf Foundation and the Safe House Project for the relaunch of OnWatch, an anti-trafficking program that will train people on how to recognize, report and prevent human trafficking in our communities... Read More

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Utah Attorney General

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August 17, 2020

Military Families Magazine - Spouses create safe haven for survivors of sex trafficking

Founded and led by military families, The Safe House Project (SHP) is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering victims of human trafficking by providing them a place to call home.

The group is focused on the development of safe houses for survivors of sex trafficking. Read More

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Military Families Magazine

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April 2, 2020

Earlier this week, Vaporstream CEO Galina Datskovsky and Safe House Project co-founder Brittany Dunn connected to talk about trust in communications, and the role technology plays in building that trust. The two organizations partner to serve and empower survivors... Read More

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Security Boulevard

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January 25, 2020

Win This Fight - Rescued Children Aren’t Rescued, When There’s “No Room at the Inn”

In 2017, Wells learned these statistics and was horrified. She also learned a major reason so many children end up being re-trafficked. Relative to the need, provision for rehabilitating children is almost non-existent.

As she researched the facilities that were available for helping... Read More

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WinThisFight with Mitzi Perdue

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November 11, 2019

Christian Hip-Hop artist Legin is in-studio for a conversation about his music, his message and the Safe House Project. Safe House Project is a national non-profit that “exists to raise awareness of Sex Trafficking and raise funds to build Safe Houses for those running from sex trafficking”. Read More

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Good Eye Podcast

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July 20, 2019

Washington, DC, July 02, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Safe House Project is proud to partner with The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) in support of their newly launched national campaign to unite the industry around a single, comprehensive approach to fight human trafficking. Read More

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AHLA

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September 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Human trafficking affects hundreds of thousands of people across the world every year.

It’s also happening in your own backyard and in most cases going unnoticed.

It’s reported that about one percent....

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WBTV

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September 2022

WILLIAMSBURG — Latisha’s House, a Virginia-based residential home providing therapeutic and restorative services to survivors of trafficking, was on Sept. 9 awarded a silver level of certification from ...

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WYDAILY

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July 2022

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2022  -- Today the Trafficking Survivor Equity Coalition applauded the U.S House of Representatives for their passage of the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims (H.R.6552).

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PR Newswire

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July 2022

July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Safe House Project was glad to honor the day with awareness events and walks in 5 different cities. The Charlotte, N.C. Freedom March was highlighted on WBTV where CEO, Kristi Wells, had the opportunity to speak.

Watch.

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WBTV

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June 2022

RICHMOND, VA - Today, Governor Glenn Youngkin ceremonially signed seven bills that deliver on the Governor’s commitment to enact legislation to combat human trafficking in the Commonwealth and empower survivors. Following the ceremonial bill signing...

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Governor of Virginia 

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May 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Refuge for Women is the first program in the nation to be awarded a Gold level of certification from the national Safe House Certification, provided by Safe House Project. Refuge for Women is a Kentucky... 

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PR Newswire

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March 2022

A Utah County task force recently arrested 21 people and identified and rescued three victims of sex trafficking in large part because of a donation from a local company. The team that conducts these operations is highly specialized and the projects are expensive.

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KSL TV 5 

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February 2022

A dangerous QAnon conspiracy is undermining one of the most important battles today - the one against modern slavery. Listen to this engaging discussion between Andrew West and the co-founder and CEO of Safe House Project, Kristi Wells.

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ABC Radio National

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January 2022

Every year, thousands of vulnerable people are exploited for profit in the United States. Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline has received over 300,000 contacts via calls, emails, and online chats and has identified over 70,000 cases of human trafficking in the country.  Read more.

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Maricopa Attorney's Office

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January 2022

Dunwoody has become the second city in the nation to be recognized as a “City of Freedom” for efforts to combat human trafficking...The title is awarded by Safe House Project, a national organization that aims to end domestic sex trafficking and help survivors find help in safe houses. Read more.

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December 2021

The South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force held their quarterly meeting Friday morning.The state task force discussed what steps they had taken in 2021 to crack down on human trafficking in the state. Regional task forces provided updates as well. Read more.

 

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CBS17

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October 2021

A charitable organization launched by Langley Federal Credit Union in 2014 has announced $95,000 in grants for nonprofits that fight human trafficking. Read more.

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WAVY

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October 2021

This is an in-person event to gain awareness of the issue of human trafficking in the United States, pray, and discuss how the community in Casper can take action in the fight against this illicit industry and provide resources for survivors in the area. Read more.

 

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July 2021

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech’s family of schools received the Bronze Leader in Freedom award from the national anti-trafficking organization, Safe House Project, for the work carried out by the administration, students and staff to combat child trafficking. Read more.

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Safe House Project

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June 2021

“The library serves the community,” said Patricia Kendalls, the adult programming coordinator. “...people that come into these branches and they need more than just a book. They need information and they need resources and I felt like this would be a good thing for us, is to start advocating.” Watch Now

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May 2021

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has asked Congress for an unprecedented $1 billion to fight violence against women, including domestic abuse and sexual assault. VOA’s Mike O’Sullivan reports on the challenges so many survivors face.... Listen Now

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VOA News

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April 2021

Alia sheds light on this serious and growing epidemic in our country. Alia is a sex trafficking survivor and now helps other victims as an After Care Director and Survivor Leader for the

Safe House Project, a wonderful organization that I have featured on the

show before....Read More

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SafetyChick Rules Podcast

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March 2021

Think Sex Trafficking is a third world problem? Think again. This show exposes just how common young women and men are trafficked every day here in America. Meet two ordinary women doing extraordinary things to help rescue these trafficking victims. Learn vital tips and signs...Listen Now

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SafetyChick Rules

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March 2021

"I was 6 years old the day a member of my family began trafficking me for sex. For nearly two decades, terror and trauma plagued my life. The isolation I felt settled in my bones. I was hollow, helpless, and hopeless. On the outside, I was a quiet, polite child, but on the inside..." Read More

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RADICAL

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January 2021

We must reforge a bipartisan front, alongside non-public advocates in the human trafficking fight like the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Safe House Project...Every step forward, every survivor we listen to and every person we inform gets us closer to breaking the cycle...Read More

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The Hill

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January 14, 2021

Why Should I Care? Kristi Wells joins Melissa Neader on her radio show to talk about trafficking.

Community friend and supporter Melissa Neader answers those questions each week on Why Should I Care?

Inspiring, funny, kind, and a little sassy, Melissa challenges her listeners to get involved and this week is joined by Safe House Project CEO, Kristi Wells

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Why Should I Care?

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January 2021

Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech, a group of 19 schools headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA have officially launched their partnership with OnWatch™. In honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the organization is rolling out Read More

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October 8, 2020

"When I first received education around today’s topic I was dumb-founded.

I felt betrayed even. And then I felt guilty. The emotions entangled in the moment couldn’t possibly lend themselves to the entangled experiences of the actual victims.  And it was in that moment, that I knew I was forever moved..." Read More

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The Fit in Faith Podcast

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September 17, 2020

In collaboration with trafficking survivors, the Malouf Foundation and Safe House Project have produced a new OnWatch™ education platform to elevate people's understanding of trafficking in America. The free digital training will be available Thursday, Sept. 17 to all users at IAmOnWatch.org. Read More

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OnWatch

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July 28, 2020

Church leader, speaker, community advocate, and acclaimed hip-hop artist Legin returns with “In This Moment,” a personal and passionate musical response to racial injustice, political divisiveness, and disunity in the country. In 2017, Legin helped to create the Safe House Project...Read More

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Niagara Frontier Publications

Safe House Project

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February 19, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Survivor Ventures will receive a $25,000 grant to help sex trafficking survivors in Hampton Roads overcome economic challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The money was granted by Safe House Project, a national nonprofit organization that helps survivors... Read More

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WAVY - Norfolk, VA

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January 2020

This fall, Safe House Project, a national anti-trafficking organization, hosted some of Charlotte's finest at the Quail Hollow Club for their inaugural Black & White Gala. The gala raised more than $190K to serve victims of child sex trafficking. Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest received the Action Award... Read More

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South Charlotte Magazine

Safe House Project

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November 5, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Kristi Wells is in year two of helping children out of unimaginable situations.

“We fund new or expanding safe houses across America,” she says.

For her group, “Safe House Project,” that includes Charlotte and North Carolina as a whole... Read More

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Safe House Project