MBCH Children and Family Ministries
MBCH Provides support for those trapped in Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor world-wide. Consider the following statistics:
- There are 100,000 to 300,000 underage girls being sold for sex in America.
- The average age of American victims is 12-14 years old.
- 1 out of every 3 teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution within 48 hours of running away from home.
- Minor victims were sold an average of 10-15 times a day, 6 days a week.
In December of 2012 MBCH Children and Family Ministries opened its doors to victims of human trafficking through its program, Freedom 43:19, which is taken from Isaiah 43:19: "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."
Freedom 43:19's primary focus is to serve women and minors who are victims of sex trafficking. Women who have engaged in sexual activity for payment and desire freedom from the sex industry are served as well.
Basic housing and safety needs are provided as each client's unique situation is addressed through a comprehensive program of care. The hope is that clients will begin to heal from the trauma they have experienced and will find freedom in Christ which will enable them to make healthy life choices.
If you are a victim of human trafficking or you know someone who is, please call 1-800-264-6224 for assistance. You can also visit the National Human Trafficking Resource Center website for more information: https://traffickingresourcecenter.org/
Watch Broken Girl Video or Watch Providing Love and Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking video