This year has been groundbreaking! We’ve trained 112 people this year through Human Trafficking 101 to take immediate action steps for freedom.
Just 6 months ago, we trained over 50 people with an extended version of our 101 class and followed it with a training for My Life My Choice prevention groups.
This summer we led a MLMC class at First Baptist Church and are launching two more this month in group homes.
The girls who attend MLMC groups are generally at the highest risk for exploitation in our community.
They are young, they have often been exploited already, and they are making crucial choices in their lives about who to trust and how to live.
In our session at Juvenile Hall with YFC, 6 of the 12 girls were already victims of sex trafficking. This summer, we ran the program at First Baptist in Fresno. These girls could look back and identify times they were nearly recruited. They are now leaders who have become peer advocates – they are discovering their identity in Christ and seeing how that connects to sex trafficking.
This is just a small glimpse of what we do at the Justice Coalition. We welcome people to our office regularly and provide food, clothing, emergency supplies, encouragement, and long-term help.
We partner with churches who refer victims from their own faith communities to us.
We educate and advocate. We pray fervently that God continues to help us gather partners near and far so we INCREASE OUR IMPACT.
We want all have the opportunity to be free.
This month, we need your help! Please join us and give generously so we can continue expanding this work!
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– Jessica Pittman, founder.