FBI Rescues 168 Children from Human Trafficking
This story broke quite a while ago, "The FBI has rescued 168 children — the youngest 11 years old, and some of them never reported missing — in a coast-to-coast crackdown on sex traffickers, officials said Monday." These are America's children," said FBI Director James Comey." Read more on this story encouraging news story at the end of this post.
Ark of Hope for Children quietly began providing emergency transitional living shelter for some rescued victims such as these...
in early 2014 at our Harbourage Transitional Living Center in north central Florida. To release its location or the stories of some of the young victims that have been rescued would make them and our facility unsafe, so we won't do that. Suffice it to say that they are often shaken up, not knowing whom to trust. We strive to bring them more than short term safety and shelter and are honored to provide the beginning of true hope for a much better future.
Food, safe shelter, assessing their immediate and long term needs and beginning down a path that will provide a positive future. This is what our short term emergency drop-in center was providing. Due to personal family health reasons and disagreements with the state of Florida adopting a policy that all rescued children 17 or under go into foster care, we were forced to discontinue caring for recued victims physically.
Ark of Hope for Children continues to provide enmotional support to rescued trafficking survivors however through Removing Chains, our live chat survivor support site. Here we can provide ementoring while connecting them with services that arer local to them. Services like legal, counselling, police, and much more we have been able to provide even if they are hundreds and thousands of miles away.
This we cannot continue to do alone, and our not meant to. We humbly and gratefully ask you, your corporation or church to support us monthly using levels below as a guide. If you can do more we will be eternally grateful! Together we will...
"Break the chains for those victimized as children by child trafficking and child abuse to lead them into lives filled with faith, hope and love."