CHARLOTTE: Home Now Takes In Trafficking Victims

By Marty Minchin for South Charlotte News on October 22, 2013—“A newly renovated house tucked in a neighborhood outside Charlotte has begun welcoming teenagers who are escaping from sex trafficking. Through therapy and counseling, job training, home schooling and Christian ministry, On Eagles Wings Ministries aims to help the girls overcome their pasts and move … More CHARLOTTE: Home Now Takes In Trafficking Victims

FLORIDA: “Selah Freedom” Safe House for Trafficking Victims Opens

By J. David McSwane on October 19, 2013— “In a nondescript home in a nearby neighborhood, Elizabeth Fisher explains that salvation is a plush pillow and new sheets, a flat-screen TV, antique furniture. And check out the glassware. “You can’t help but feel special every time you get a drink of water,” Fisher says, holding … More FLORIDA: “Selah Freedom” Safe House for Trafficking Victims Opens

SEATTLE: Commercial Sexual Exploitation Trainings Coming Up!

The City of Seattle – Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the following commercial sexual exploitation trainings available to City of Seattle employees and community members for October and November 2013.  Additional information and registration are available on HSD’s web-page:  http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/domesticviolence/prostitutedyouth.  For more information, please contact Lauren Poole at lauren.poole@seattle.gov or 206-233-2774   … More SEATTLE: Commercial Sexual Exploitation Trainings Coming Up!

Training About Youth Sex Trafficking for Service Providers

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Youth facilitated by Leslie Briner, MSW This workshop is designed for service providers, educators, and community members who work with youth or want to learn more about sexual exploitation and trafficking. Topics include: the social and cultural context of sexual exploitation, the subculture of prostitution, harm and impacts, … More Training About Youth Sex Trafficking for Service Providers

Trauma and its Aftermath for Commercially Sexually Exploited Women as Told by Front-line Service Providers

Abstract: “Commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls through forced prostitution and sex-trafficking is a human rights and public health issue, with survivors facing complex mental health problems from trauma and violence. An international and domestic problem, the average age of recruitment into sex-trafficking is between 11 and 14 years old. Given its secrecy and brutality, … More Trauma and its Aftermath for Commercially Sexually Exploited Women as Told by Front-line Service Providers

Girls 4 Sale

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA by Geraldine Sealey of Marie Claire (8/16/12) – For most businesses in the U.S., the Web has changed everything. The sex industry is no exception. Now underage girls are as easy to find online as shelter puppies, used cars, and apartment rentals. “…Andrea Powell (of nonprofit, FAIR Girls) has met hundreds of underage girls who … More Girls 4 Sale

Meet Hope for Justice New Staff Member, Dr. Stacy Cecchet

We, at Hope for Justice, are thrilled to announce new doctorate recipient in clinical psychology (SPU), Dr. Stacy Cecchet, has joined Hope for Justice’s staff team as its newest member. Her dissertation was on The Psychological Experience of Child and Adolescent Sex Trafficking in the United States: Trauma and Resilience in Survivors, which she will … More Meet Hope for Justice New Staff Member, Dr. Stacy Cecchet

Top Anti-Trafficking Websites

There are more websites for sure but these but this is a good primer to start on researching the landscape of abolition activities from these organizations and entities: MOST INFLUENTIAL http://ijm.org/ http://www.polarisproject.org/ http://www.freetheslaves.net/ http://www.slaverymap.org/ http://www.chainstorereaction.com/ http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/ http://caase.org/ http://www.endslaveryandtrafficking.org/ http://www.sharedhope.org/ DEDICATED SHELTERS FOR SURVIVORS Agape International Missions (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) The Bridge Program (Seattle) Children of … More Top Anti-Trafficking Websites

Faith Huckel of Restore NYC Shows the Way as a Service Provider

Faith Huckel, Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Restore NYC, a shelter in New York City for foreign national survivors from sex trafficking (and an Advisor for Hope for Seattle’s upcoming sex trafficking prevention campaign), “took her social-work skills and a heap of prayer to launch the city’s first and only long-term aftercare shelter for foreign-born … More Faith Huckel of Restore NYC Shows the Way as a Service Provider