5, Nov, 2015

Shedding light on human trafficking


By WOOD TV 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Human sex trafficking sounds like a problem that doesn’t happen in West Michigan, but it does.

The Manasseh Project at Wedgwood Christian Services opened in October 2012. The project is two-fold: educators go into the community and teach about what trafficking is, what it looks like, and how to prevent it. Some of this education is done in schools, teaching children how to change their behaviors so they’re not vulnerable.

The second part of the project is a recovery program for women 12 to 17 years old who have been sexually exploited or trafficked. The residential program offers different kinds of therapy and teaches girls life skills and what they need to change some of the things they’ve been told and taught.

Learn how to identify a possible trafficking victim, help advocate, or donate to the Manasseh Project by visiting the website. For more resources or to report a trafficking victim, call the National Trafficking In Persons Hotline at 888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to 233733.

They have an event coming up: WISE Giving Back – Never Give in to Fear: A path from victim to free spirit.
Thursday November 5, 2015 ” 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
LINC Community Revitalization, Inc
1167 Madison Ave
Grand Rapids

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