Sex trafficking is not what you see on TV.
Sex trafficking is defined as a commercial sex act induced by force, fraud, or coercion, plus anyone under the age of 18 – regardless of force, fraud or coercion.
~The Trafficking & Violence Protection Act
The Polaris Project in 2021 revealed there were 10,359 situations of human trafficking reported to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline involving 16,554 individual victims. Shocking as these numbers are, they are likely only a fraction of the actual problem.
Florida ranks 3rd in the US for most reported situations
with 1,887 women identified in 2019. The State of Florida
only had 131 beds available for those women.
Jacksonville ranks 3rd in Florida and 48th of ALL cities
in the US. NE Florida continues to have limited beds available
for the 50-75 women rescued each year.
Many survivors do not self identify as victims.
12-14 is the average age of a sex trafficked victim.
90% of women want to leave the sex trade but don’t have access to jobs and a new life.
84% of sex trafficked women are drug/alcohol dependent.
Our tiny home community will provide immediate housing and a long-term recovery plan for 28 women rescued from sex trafficking situations in Jacksonville, Florida.
We Have 14 Tiny Homes Currently Under Construction.
Learn more about our tiny home community & our approach to healing.