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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Help for Trafficked Minors

Did you know that human trafficking is the largest illegal industry in San Diego and the second largest illegal industry worldwide? In fact, sex trafficking generates $96 million annually in San Diego.

More than two-thirds of sex-trafficked women and girls are American citizens born in the United States. Three-fifths of trafficked minors are runaways from the foster care system. And the average age of entry into prostitution in the United States is 12 – 14 years old.

San Diego County has five long-term safe houses for adult women who have escaped from a life of trafficking, but no long-term homes for trafficked minor girls. That’s where Children of the Immaculate Heart comes in.

Founded in 2013, Children of the Immaculate Heart is currently serving three formerly trafficked women and their children. But that’s only the beginning: Children of the Immaculate Heart plans to open a residential treatment facility for trafficked girls where case management, therapy, education, and job training will be provided on-site by staff trained in a trauma-informed approach to care.

You can help. Click here to donate to Children of the Immaculate Heart’s Indiegogo campaign to continue service to its clients, and to open San Diego’s first residential treatment facility for underage victims of human trafficking.

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2 Responses to “Help for Trafficked Minors”
  1. Molly Treadwell says:

    Do 100% of the donated funds go directly the opening of this facility?

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