Our Values

Faith

The confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Heb11:1

Love

Honors others.

Compassion

To recognize the suffering of others and then take action.

Humility

We are here to serve

Trust

We are patient and recognize that it takes time to build trust.

  • We create an environment of faith, compassion, humility, trust and love.

  • We partner with the local providers that will serve our girls’ medical, mental health, spiritual and educational needs.

  • Our girls will attend our local church, participate in extra-curricular activities and eventually be integrated back in our community.

ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING

Per the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), which is part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386) defines sex trafficking as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing or soliciting of a person for the purpose of commercial sex.” By law, children under the age of 18 who are induced to engage in a commercial sex act are considered victims of sex trafficking. In addition to a minor engaging in a sex act in exchange for money, examples of sex trafficking include a minor engaging in “survival” sex (i.e., the victim engages in sex in order to obtain basic needs such as food, shelter, or clothing, which are considered something of value) or participating in certain types of pornography.   

The Victims

Children who have a history of being sexually abuse, neglected, and runaways, children in foster care and children without a network of supportive adults are the most vulnerable to becoming victims of sex trafficking.  Children who don’t feel loved or valued are also at risk.  Children who are homeless are amongst the vulnerable.  They come from every background.  They are both boys and girls.

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The Traffickers

They are predators.  They do their homework.  They lurk around schools, malls, parks, group homes, bus stops, online. This is a person that want to be in control.  Some traffickers will recruit victims by getting friendly with them at malls.  They will use drugs, force, or emotional and financial tactics in order to lure in and control their victims.  They will form strong emotional bonds with their victims, fulfilling the desires that is within all of us, the desire to feel loved, wanted and valued.  They become that supportive adult to the most vulnerable before the abuse begins.  They are masters at manipulation.  A trafficker can be male or female.  They often use other children as bait and recruiters.

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The Buyers

The buyers believe that they are entitled to sex.  The buyer is the demand.  40% of buyers are men with position of authority.  They can be police officers, coaches, neighbors, teachers, or professionals. 

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