Hope for Sex Trafficking Survivors

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Catie Hart was trafficked by a man she thought of as her boyfriend.  Their relationship became increasingly threatening, till the 18 y.o. was forced into prostitution.  Fear kept her from escaping.

The line between “boyfriend” and “trafficker” was intentionally blurred from the outset.  This type of grooming is typical.  Catie’s story did not though end there.  She is now training to become a computer programmer.

The fledgling non-profit AnnieCannons https://www.anniecannons.com/ helps survivors of human trafficking achieve financial independence by teaching them web design.  Since survivors are often stigmatized by a past which includes an arrest record, AnnieCannons, also, assists graduates of its program with networking and job placement.

Obstacles remain.  The non-profit operates on a small scale.  While involved with the program, survivors must provide their own food and housing.  With limited job skills, some continue to work in so called “gentlemen’s” clubs to do this.

But, as Helen Keller, said:

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Christ, of course, offers hope to all.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Cor. 5: 17).

[1]  Global Post, “This sex trafficking survivor is moving 0n — by learning how to code” by Arthur Nazaryan,  8/17/18, https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-08-17/sex-trafficking-survivor-moving-learning-how-code.



Filed under Christianity, Prostitution, Religion, sex trafficking, Violence Against Women

9 responses to “Hope for Sex Trafficking Survivors

  1. praying for Catie and all those who are and have been suffering, as well as for this organization trying to help

  2. This a great Anna!
    Trafficking is a real issue worldwide..
    Teshuah Tea helps woman in Asia and it has been said that it is a dangerous ministry to step into.. God be with them all.

  3. Reblogged this on Pennies For Dreams and commented:
    Hope For Sex Trafficking Survivors By: Anna of A Voice Reclaimed

  4. Great quote by Helen Keller. I tweeted it.

    Editing suggestion: you could just hyperlink AnnieCannons without adding the URL after.

  5. 22sheaf

    Reblogged this on Domestic Violence Activism and commented:
    This was a really good blog that gave an example of how sex trafficking was through the victims eyes

  6. Pingback: victims eyes – stop sex trafficking

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