Sex trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of an individual through force, fraud, or coercion.
Any time a child is used for commercial sex, including prostitution or pornography, it is considered sex trafficking, regardless of whether there is evidence of force, fraud, or coercion.
SEX TRAFFICKING IS SLAVERY
when we began
In 2018, DHS estimated 300K American children were victims of sex trafficking every year in the United States.
According to the ILO, only 1% (approximately 3K American children) survivors are identified each year.
Without a safe place to go, 80% end up being revictimized.
When we began there were less than 100 beds in safe house programs for child survivors of trafficking across America.
75% of US states do not have a safe house program to address the complex trauma needs of a child sex trafficking survivor.
What is a safe house?
Medical & Dental Care
Life Skills Training
Therapy (Art, Music, Equine, Group, & Individual)
Fitness & Nutrition
A Supportive and Caring Environment to Start the Healing Journey.
"I am glad that I have the support that I can really trust and know that I am heading in the right direction and not feel as if I have to do something in return." - Survivor
the NATIONAL LANDSCAPE
Today, there are approximately 160 beds in safe house programs across America for kids.
40% of the children we serve annually are trafficked by a family member.
Most child survivors end up in juvenile detention, a mental institutions, or the foster care system.
The map to the left shows a 2019 snapshot of the safe house landscape for both adults and minors. This represents approximately 1,044 beds for adults and just over a 100 beds for minors.
take the first step to help a child, whose innocence was stolen.
Let's break this exploitive cycle together and bring hope to thousands of children.
$40 provides a child with their first safe night after identification.