Mission: To engage and mobilize members of St. Ann’s Parish in the fight to abolish Child Sex Trafficking.
THANK YOU for either attending our child trafficking awareness forum on Wednesday January 31 or viewing online. Many great questions came from guests in the audience who have concerns about keeping their loved ones safe from potential victimization. Amanda Gully, FBI Victim Specialist, suggested families check out the resources from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Mary Frances Bowley, Founder and Executive Director of Wellspring Living, said that many of the most vulnerable girls are ones who have no strong family support or sense of safety. She suggested that families make sure THEY are the ones filling their children’s ears and hearts with the words they crave hearing, like “You are special, you are beautiful, you are talented, I love how good you are at this” so that they are not seeking this love and affection in other places.
Registration is now open for Georgia's Anti-Sex Trafficking Lobby Day 2018 - reserve your spot now!
Join together with Georgia's anti-sex trafficking organizations on Tuesday, February 20th and make your voice heard in the fight to end Sex Trafficking! Lobby Day is an opportunity to stand with other community members, advocates, and elected officials to show support for legislation protecting children and adults from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, as well as a time to thank our legislators for their hard work and commitment toward the issue.
If you are looking to get involved in the anti-sex trafficking movement or desire to advocate and stand up for those being victimized, this is the right opportunity for you!
Lobby Day will be followed by a luncheon hosted by the Lobby Day Partner Organizations - reserve your seat and lunch with your registration.
Registration is required, so please RSVP today!
ATTENTION: Lobby Day 2018 organizers will provide information regarding all participants' state legislators based on the address you provide during registration. This information will appear on the back of your name badge when you arrive. We will not be able to provide this information for participants who register after February 12, 2018. Georgia Cares is a non-profit organization working to serve child sex trafficking victims across the State of Georgia. Georgia Cares is the single, statewide coordinating agency to connect services and treatment care for victims. Through research informed practices and evidence based assessments, we coordinate services to meet all needs and dimensions of a child’s wellbeing. Staff follow victims throughout their process of treatment and recovery to lead healthy, successful lives as productive members of society.
Out of Darkness is the anti-trafficking ministry of Atlanta Dream Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Their mission is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, that the glory of God may be known.
Street Grace is a faith-based organization leading faith communities, organizations, and individual volunteers on a comprehensive path to end Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in Metro Atlanta and throughout the United States. Street Grace mobilizes community resources – financial, human, and material – to help individuals and organizations effectively fighting DMST through awareness, empowerment, and engagement. Street Grace is working to end DMST in Atlanta, with a vision of ending it throughout the United States.
Wellspring Living is devoted to safeguarding and empowering domestic sex trafficking victims and those at risk to develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed. Through life-giving residential and community-based programs, girls and young women are provided the opportunity to live and dream again.
House of Cherith serves as a safe and refreshing home for victims of sex exploitation and trafficking. The goal of House of Cherith is to provide women with the opportunity for rescue, restoration, and a chance to start a new life.
United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positve change to help our community thrive. The mission of the United Way of Greater Atlanta is to engage and bring together people and resources to drive sustainable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community.
The Freedom Coalition is a collaborative initiative to end slavery.
INCREASING AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEM OF CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING IN GEORGIA
- Startling facts, warning signs, who is at-risk
- Core causes/contributors
- Prevention and the protection of ALL children
ACTIVELY ENGAGING OUR PARISH TO LOBBY LEGISLATION TO PUNISH PERPETRATORS AND PROTECT VICTIMS
- Petitions, letters to congress, campaigning for stronger legislation
- Attend annual Anti-Sex Trafficking Lobby Days at GA Capital
SERVING THE VICTIMS
- Service projects/Fundraising/Donations/Drives
- Dinners/Games/Events – engaging with the healing victims
- Lunches and Encouragement
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