The Joy in Being Found

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The Joy in Being Found

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After a person has exited the dangers of a human trafficking situation, they’re faced with the next new hardship: tackling everyday life as a survivor.

According to the Safe House Project, survivors of human trafficking and exploitation have an 80 percent chance of being re-victimized if they don’t have a safe place to go. Why is the number so high? Many survivors don’t have access to housing, educational opportunities, career support, medical care, counseling services, legal support, addiction recovery, and more. So, as they face countless obstacles when trying to rebuild their lives, survivors can then be forced back into their former situations.
Survivors also experience high levels—and multiple layers—of physical and psychological trauma. This trauma can lead to hurdles in their everyday lives. They may experience challenges coping with daily stressors like maintaining relationships, managing cognitive processes, regulating behavior, and controlling emotions.
This is why survivor care is crucial as survivors heal and rebuild their lives. Survivor care recognizes and addresses the vulnerabilities of survivors and prioritizes restoring the survivors’ feelings of safety, choice, and control through a variety of ways like emergency shelter, case management, counseling, legal services, financial assistance, and individualized support. As the importance of survivor care is understood, many realize that it isn’t an option, it’s a necessity.

Breaking the Cycle of Human Trafficking

With Her Song, a Ministry of TTF, survivor care has played an important role in breaking that cycle for survivors of human trafficking, helping them rebuild their lives for the better. However, to facilitate their healing, we need YOUR help. In the United States, an overwhelming number of survivors need more resources to help them successfully transition to life after being trafficked.
In the United States:
  • There are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking each year.
  • More than 90 percent of human trafficking victims emerge from a trafficking situation with a criminal record.
  • With approximately 2,000 beds dedicated to survivors of human trafficking, there is less than one bed for every 100 survivors.
But YOU can help push back the darkness of human trafficking. Just as Jesus leaves the ninety-nine to go after the one, you can join Her Song to meet survivors right where they are. Her Song interrupts the cycle of human trafficking to bring healing and freedom to survivors in the United States.

Expanding Survivor Care Across the United States

  • Open our first safe home in Albany, New York
  • Open our second and third safe homes in Columbus, Ohio
  • Open our third safe home in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Deepen our victim outreach efforts in each Her Song location
By opening four new safe homes across the country, we can increase our capacity to serve survivors by 35 percent. Your gift can do things like providing a survivor with transportation from danger to safety and with new, clean clothes and medical attention upon her arrival at Her Song.

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