A Safe Place for Jacksonville Survivors of Sex Trafficking

HerSong_LogoA Jacksonville non-profit group is working to create a safe place for young women who’ve been rescued out of sex trafficking.

The group, Her Song, is currently working to refurbish a house with the ultimate plans to create a fully operational Her Song village,  a safe residential community where young women can heal from the devastating effects of sexual exploitation, find confidence to succeed and the courage to move forward.

In an interview with First Coast News, founder Rachel White said the First Coast has solid resources to help survivors of sex trafficking, but there isn’t a place for young women to live while they recover.  “They need aftercare in a safe place,” states the organization’s website.  “We’re working to build one in Jacksonville.”

With plans to open the house in January 2016, Her Song is looking for individuals and companies to volunteer to help.  According to the First Coast News article, the house needs “a new deck, a garden outside, a kitchen spruce-up, new flooring and a bath re-do.”  Visit the organization’s website http://www.hersongjax.org for more information.