Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mercy Ministries Speaks Out

Yesterday, 1-1-11, marked the first National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and Mercy Ministries is speaking out on this issue! Mercy Ministries has been helping victims of sex trafficking for years, and we continue to receive more and more calls for help. Studies show that rescue falls short without a comprehensive residential program where victims can be cared for in a safe environment. This puts Mercy Ministries in the unique position of being one of the few programs of its kind. It is our desire to expand so that we can help even more hurting young women who have been brutalized by this horrific crime.

Shared Hope International completed five years of national research for the Departments of State and Justice, and they believe the most pressing policy need is “The increase in specialized shelter care for domestic minor sex trafficking victims beyond the mere 100 beds specifically provided for these victims.” Not only does Mercy Ministries provide a Christian residential program for these victims, but we do it completely free of charge!

January is the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and Mercy Ministries is launching a campaign to expand our facilities so that we can help more sex trafficking victims. Please visit our website at www.endsextrafficking.com to find out how you can partner with Mercy Ministries to provide more beds for these hurting young women. Together, we can help them know the unconditional love of Christ that brings hope and healing.