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Sunday, April 11, 2010 Human Trafficking Features Story on BFA

Beauty From Ashes Introduces New Site and a Chance for FREEdom

"BFA is both well-designed and rich with information. The sidebar offers a solid, basic resource for those interested in the lowdown on human trafficking facts and stats here in the U.S., as well as several other unique ideas about the fight against sex trafficking. Most exciting, however, is the BFA Vision for comprehensive aftercare in its home base of Florida and potentially throughout the nation.

With nearly 300,000 estimated children at risk for commercial sexual exploitation in the U.S., it is clear we have a dire need for victim services. However, options are super-scarce: currently, there are only five specialized homes with 29 beds available. What to do?

BFA’s response is FREEdom Homes, a trademarked model for addressing the full spectrum of short- and long-term needs for sex-trafficking survivors. Julie knows first-hand that victims of the sex industry need “more than a prayer and encouragement” to ensure a thorough recovery, and that’s why she has developed a program that includes medical, dental and mental health care, as well as educational and vocational opportunities. (You can read the full details of this project here.)"

Read whole story, click here.

Huge thanks to journalist, Angela Longerbeam, for a great story. Keep up the great work. Together we are better & can make a difference!

Julie Shematz
Founder & CEO
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
Where Victims Become Over-Comers
877.4BFA SOS (423.2767) Toll Free Help Line

1 comment:

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