Community. It shares a sense of belonging, partnership, support, connection, and fellowship. While recovering from the effects of COVID-19, that sense of community is needed more than ever. As members of your community, we refuse to do nothing and we invite you to refuse to do nothing.
The mission is to rescue as many survivors as possible and break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation before it's too late. Sex trafficking is like a ravenous disease that is destroying the very fabric of our country. It devours everyone it touches and is sweeping through America like wildfire.
"I Don't Know Why You [Rescued Me] But You Saved My Life." THANK YOU - One of the greatest needs a human being has is to know that they are loved. That is what keeps bringing them back, sure the food is important but love is more important. To us we may be building a building, or giving food, or drilling a water well -- but to them: it is a miracle. Often times things look impossible...but for us, we ask: "but how are we going to do this?" "REFUSE TO DO NOTHING"
Sonjia's story is a rare look at the real life of a sex trafficking survivor. This is the harrowing story of her fight to live, find help, health, healing, and restoration through the Crisis Aid U.S. Refuge Home. Together, because some chose to do something - we are making a difference! As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help Sonjia and so many others held captive by sex trafficking both in East Africa and in the U. S. Together, we are making a difference.
According to Forbes, sex trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world today. How is it possible that this evil continues to spread like a plague relatively unchecked for decades? This is a travesty far beyond what words can describe. Since 2007, Crisis Aid and our partners have worked with girls across the globe trapped in this living hell; their lives shattered and destroyed beyond recognition. Yet through these years, we have been privileged to help over 1,000 of these innocent young girls escape and move toward a new life completely restored and fulfilled!
Crisis Aid is one of a few organizations in the world which have a physical full-time presence in a police department to support victims of sex trafficking. The situation is real. Thousands of young women and children having everything: their innocence, their bodies, their spirit, their hope, their families, sometimes even their very lives ripped away from them. This is the reality of what children and young adult sex trafficking victims are experiencing in our communities day in, day out.
2017 was a year blessed by God and you. You literally came to the rescue of people you have never met. You selflessly stepped out and became their hero... the difference between life and death for many of them and an answer to many desperate prayers. They may never have the privilege of knowing you, but we do, and we THANK YOU for being that life-giving answer for them. Below is a list of what you helped make possible this past year...
You can help make her SOMEDAY start today. There are more than 244,000 American children at risk of being trafficked each year. These are not children in a far-off land, but children from our own backyard. Our Refuge home in the U.S. has had the unique privilege of serving these girls caught in the horrors of trafficking. Some are children and some are adults that have been trafficked for many years.
Watch this short video as one of your girls share her story of coming from a broken past and moving into a promising and hopeful future. Listen as she shares her heart and offers hope to others. We will call her Tanya.