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Ark of Freedom Alliance's Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth

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  Mar 23 2019 . 844 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA

WHAT IS NIGHT ON THE STREETS: ENDING THE TRAFFICKING OF HOMELESS YOUTH?

Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth is  unique awareness and fundraising event whereby action-oriented  individuals and organizations rally together to sleep on the streets of  the MASS District of downtown Fort Lauderdale in solidarity with the  countless youth experiencing homelessness and, as a result, in danger of  exploitation, human trafficking and other forms of violence associated  with life on the streets. 

Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth is not  about partying all night or pretending to be homeless and at risk for  exploitation. It’s truly an unforgettable night of action that reveals  the daily challenges facing youth in the community in the sincerest way  possible. By walking in their shoes and sleeping on the streets, we can  finally identify with where they’ve been and what they’ve faced. 

When you sign up to sleep out during Night on the Streets: Ending the  Trafficking of Homeless Youth you’re signing up to learn about the  trafficking of at-risk youth, how to identify the signs, and how Ark of  Freedom Alliance works to prevent the trafficking of marginalized  children and young people, while empowering male and LGBTQ+ survivors.  Even more impactful, you will hear firsthand from at-risk youth and the  real-life challenges they face on the streets. 

HOW DOES IT HELP END THE TRAFFICKING OF HOMELESS YOUTH?

Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth raises  funds and awareness for Ark of Freedom Alliance, a human rights  organization providing prevention education, intervention outreach,  shelter, mental health services and other supports to marginalized  children, male and LGBTQ+ young adult survivors of human trafficking, as  well as those who are at risk.

Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth  participants are assigned a fundraising page once they and or their team  sign up. Teams and individuals work to raise life-saving funds leading  up to the event. These funds allow Ark of Freedom Alliance to end the  trafficking of homeless youth by supporting its street outreach and  referral program, emergency shelter nights, case management and care  coordination, and its residential trauma recovery program for young  adult male and LGBTQ+ survivors of human trafficking who are also  challenged with substance abuse disorders.

By raising funds and sleeping out, participants become soldiers in  the war on human trafficking and child exploitation across our community  and abroad    3

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