Organization helps sex trafficking victims transition to normal life
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 03:35:13 GMT —
or years it has been known that
Toledo has been one of the top cities nationally for sex trafficking.
hen 105 teens were rescued across the country from prostitution, it didn't come as a surprise to some people in
ut, if the rescue was tough, the transition to a normal life is even tougher."
ome of these girls have been abused months, days
even years by family members or traffickers.
And that's something you don't just overcome overnight," says Jeff Wilbarger, founder of "the daughter project."
errysburg based "
Daughter Project" was designed to provide a transitional home where young women rescued from trafficking can live in a safe place. Inside the house, are house mothers who act like moms to girls who sometimes have no one.
aining trust is often the first step to helping the girls.
In addition to counseling, victims are home schooled and taught life skills.
ut since the home
October 2012, one rescued victim has runaway. Currently, "The Daughter Project" is helping three girls with their transition.
he organization plans to build another home to help victims by
To learn more about "the Daughter Project" click here, http://www.thedaughterproject.org/