The physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual repercussions caused by the trauma of sexual exploitation and commercial trafficking is extreme, devastating, and, without proper intervention – lasting. The process is long, difficult, expensive and takes a great deal of courage to embark upon.
How are they Rescued?
Courage Worldwide relies on the FBI and Law Enforcement to do the actual rescuing of these children here in the United States. Courage Worldwide works in collaboration with child welfare, probation, families and other community organizations to place children at Courage House, our home for minor female victims. Internationally, we partner with local Non-Profit organizations and participate in street outreach to find exploited girls.
Where do they go after rescue?
Sadly, worldwide there is a severe shortage of residential programs and services to meet the needs of this vulnerable, highly traumatized population. Worldwide, victim estimates range in the millions and in the U.S. reports conclude there are hundreds of thousands – but beds and services are in the hundreds.
As of December 31, 2015, Courage Worldwide received over 310 calls to place female victims at Courage House. We had to say no due to a lack space both nationally and internationally.
What is the Solution?
Our dream is to equip 1,000,000 people to build 1000 homes in 100 cities and countries during the next 10 years so that hundreds of thousands of children can be set free. To join us, you can: