community education and awareness training
It is important that everyone become educated and aware of what Human Trafficking is and who it affects.
For example, did you know?
- There are over 27 million victims of Human Trafficking globally, 55% are either women or girls
- It is $150-billion-dollar industry worldwide, and considered the 2nd most profitable criminal enterprise in the United States
- Human Trafficking affects everyone, it knows no economic or ethnic boundaries
- One young person goes missing in the United States every 90 seconds, of those, 1 in 4 will be trafficked within 48 hours
- Victims who are sexually trafficked have a life span of 7 years
Since 2006, Forgotten Children, Inc. has been focused on educating communities regarding Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking. This has been accomplished through conferences, workshops in community gatherings, such as churches, task force groups, Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, Soroptimist International, Zonta International, and various other organizations.
Forgotten Children, Inc. is available to conduct a 2-3 day conference in your community. The Conference would provide an insight into the world of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. Some of the topics that would be covered include:
Introduction to Human Trafficking
- Scope of problem
- Myths and misconceptions
Grooming and Recruitment
- Who are the Victims, Buyers and Traffickers/Pimps
- Effects on Believe System
- Porn and strip clubs, etc.
Effects of Trauma on the brain and PTSD
- Qualities of a volunteer
- The life of a victim from the perspective of a survivor
Forgotten Children, Inc. is also available to speak to community groups, schools and Churches, as well as workshops to train
potential volunteers. If you would like to schedule a training please email Jacquie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACHEL'S HOUSE OF HEALING
Rachel's House of Healing (RHH) provides residential housing and life skill training for woman eighteen years of age and over. We offer assistance to women who have been trafficked into prostitution and sexually exploited.
Located in San Bernardino, this is the city's only female facility and the only facility with long-term residential housing. All other shelters offer 18 months or less of housing. We have on-site staff 24-hours per day as-well-as counselors to address chemical dependency, HIV/AIDS, Anger Management, and Family Reunification.
Rachel's House has the capacity to house four full time residents and one short-term resident. Each resident is allowed to stay 2 1/2 years as long as they are clean and sober (random drug and alcohol testing determines this), and have no other place to go. Additionally, each resident must be an active participant of our four-step 180-program that addresses the mind, body, soul, and spirit. The different elements of the program are:
- Health development
- Personal development
- Vocational development
- Substance abuse prevention
- Interpersonal skill development
- Spiritual development
- Community involvement
- Creative leisure activities/celebration
- Independent living preparation/follow up