Our Mission

 

Through Christ’s love, we will encounter children who have been extorted through sex trafficking and exploitation by providing them an avenue to find restoration. Along with providing victim services, we will work to raise awareness and provide advocacy in hopes of ending human sex trafficking.

 

Years Old

is the AVERAGE age of entry into commercial sex in the US.

%

of sex trafficking victims found in the US were US citizens. (according to one Justice Dept. Study)

%

of victims have a history with the child welfare system. (Feldman, 2007)

US Children

are exploited through prostitution each year.

billion dollars - NFL

billion dollars - Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a 150.2 billion dollar industry worldwide.

In comparison, the National Football League is a 9 billion dollar industry and remains the most lucrative sports league in the world.

WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

Sex Trafficking:

in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age (1).

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children:

C.S.E.C is the sexual abuse of a minor for economic gain. The majority of child victims come from environments of extreme instability, and most have suffered sexual abuse prior to their commercial exploitation. Homeless and street youth, or those facing food and shelter insecurities are also easy targets (2).

Trafficker:

A trafficker is anyone who profits by receiving cash or other benefits in exchange for sex with a minor. These criminals are often called pimps. Across the United States, family members, friends, and “boyfriends” can be pimps and traffickers.

Buyer:

Those who purchase sex or pornography are fueling the commercial sex industry and contributing to the exploitation of America’s children. Buyers come from all ages, occupations, and ethnicities. The average buyer was 21 years old when they first bought sex.

1. Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106-386 (2000), available at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/10492.pdf (1)

2. www.notforsale.com