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Organization helps sex trafficking victims transition to normal life


F

or years it has been known that
Toledo has been one of the top cities nationally for sex trafficking.


W

hen 105 teens were rescued across the country from prostitution, it didn't come as a surprise to some people in
Northwest Ohio.


B

ut, if the rescue was tough, the transition to a normal life is even tougher."

S

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."


P

errysburg based "

T

he
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.


G

aining trust is often the first step to helping the girls.
In addition to counseling, victims are home schooled and taught life skills.


B

ut since the home



opened in
October 2012, one rescued victim has runaway. Currently, "The Daughter Project" is helping three girls with their transition.


T

he organization plans to build another home to help victims by



spring

2014

.


To learn more about "the Daughter Project" click here, http://www.thedaughterproject.org/

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