Safe House for Hope
Organized by: Shannon McQuisten
Human Trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that exploits people by means of prostitution or other means of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or the removal of organs. The biggest problem we face with human trafficking is the sexual exploitation of women and children, and the average age of a victim is 13 years old. Right now there are 27 million victims in the world, and 300,000 are in the United States. There are many more that remain unreported, because there is great difficulty in obtaining information about possible trafficking rings. It is a rapidly growing criminal industry, and in NJ there is a desperate need for homes to shelter rescued women and children from slavery. These homes would provide shelter, clothing, medical help, rehabilitation, and many other services that the victims need for their restoration. The first step to any rescue effort is to provide the victim with immediate shelter in a Safe House that is already set up for rescued victims. I am raising money for the purchase of a home in New Jersey for rescued victims, and for the costs needed to keep it up and running. I am currently networking with advocates in NJ to help solve the many problems that are delaying or blocking rescue efforts. Please help me fund a home quickly to get our victims out of the hands of criminals, and also spread awareness to your friends, families and neighbors. This is a crime that is creeping up on all of our doorsteps. Each year, thousands of children become missing persons due to runaways, kidnappings and unexplained disappearances. Every single one of these children is a potential victim that may have been forced into slavery. The best way to fight human trafficking is by educating everyone of the very real threat and danger that preys on our societies. Education is one of the goals of this fundraiser; to teach citzens the signs of potential threats, victims, traffickers and how each one of us can become a part of the solution. The statistics show that 99% of victims are never found, and only a mere 1% are rescued. For this 1%, being rescued is only the beginning as they will have a long road of healing and recovery ahead of them. Once we have enough homes in NJ to comfortably shelter rescued victims, then we can more easily focus on tracking down victims, rescuing them and prosecuting the traffickers. The end of Human Trafficking begins with you!