In partnership with Unashamed Love, we have actively engaged sex trafficking victims through street outreach and strip club ministry in New Orleans for the last two years. As a result, relationships have formed that laid a foundation for trust. Now, girls are asking for a place to go for help. A Drop-in Center is the next step that will provide a place for women to transition away from the sex industry and their traffickers at their own pace. Victims of sex trafficking are resilient; but living on the streets puts them in a vulnerable place. The trauma bonds between traffickers and the women are painfully formed and even more painful to break. Our goal is to give women the freedom to choose their own healing and recovery. In doing so, we empower them to make decisions for themselves, respect their privacy, and honor their stories.
The drop-in center will provide:
a safe place within walking distance of the track and the street car line.
a place for a shower, clean clothes and a meal.
a Bible-based support group.
referrals to detox and long-term residential drug treatment programs.
case management and counseling on an individual basis.
…but let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.