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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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