In close partnership with Law Enforcement, our team is responding to trafficking victims in the CSRA. Our team offers a safe place to land while medical, mental health, and education assessments are completed. Vetted volunteers and mentors help structure the days during this period with pleasurable yet purposeful activities, while each victims’ basic needs of safety, food, clothing, and shelter are being met.
After the first three days of rest and psychological first aid, the teams helps to guide each girl to think about a safety plan including long and short-term goals. iCare works closely with Law Enforcement advocates to determine the best options for the next phase of healing. If long term residential care is chosen, we complete the acceptance process and then transport and stay in touch while the victim is in restoration.
Call Center/Hotline During Master’s week 2014, iCare partnered with an established call center to reach out to potential victims trapped in the sex industry. We worked with local authorities and established non-profits to develop a response team who could answer the calls and follow specific protocol in a discreet manner to rescue girls.The response to the outreach has led us to work to develop a permanent team of 40 dedicated Christian volunteers who are called to serve in this area. This will require training, background checks, confidentiality waivers, and an ongoing 12 hour per week commitment to be “on call.” To schedule a meeting for your women’s group to discuss, please email email@example.com.
Hotel/Truck Stop Outreach Our second annual outreach to local hotels during Master’s Tournament 2014 was a success. We worked to raise awareness on how to identify sex trafficking victims. A group of about 60 volunteers either prayed,delivered packets, or worked the rescue line/location. The packets included photos of missing young girls reported by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Several hotels responded with an interest for further help. Recent arrests were made in one of the hotels we flagged during the training. To find out more of what’s to come, or to become a part of this outreach, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org