PREVENTION: CAMPUS ED
In 2018, more than 5,000 students were educated about the dangers of sex trafficking and how to reduce their risk of victimization. Students between 7th and 12th grades received this education in health class on their school campuses across Stanislaus County. The trainings were made possible by partnerships with Modesto City Schools and Ceres Unified School District and would not have happened without the dedication of our campus ed leader, Michell Camacho and the volunteers that have supported her throughout the year.
Out of 181 students surveyed at two Modesto high schools, 177 reported feeling empowered by these presentations. Here is some feedback we received from these high school students:
“I feel the presentation was very educational and I wasn’t aware of the many intricacies of sex trafficking.”
“I learned how to stay safe.”
“I feel like the presentation helped a lot of us understand and be aware about this topic because no one really talks about it.”
“Because of this I went home and told my mom, then my mom had a family meeting and we all talked about it.”
We look forward to seeing the impact this program will have in 2019.
RESTORATION: JUST HIS HOUSE
Our restoration team of staff and volunteers have served an additional 63 survivors of sex trafficking and their families over the course of this year. We have coordinated risk assessments, counseling sessions, parent partnership meetings, and mentoring for these survivors and their families. Our day center Just His House, has created a safe space for survivors to learn, grow, and bond. The result is a group of young women that are continuing to learn what it feels like to be empowered and empower others through God’s grace and love. They have the chance to take part in Bible study, art therapy, cooking class, group outings, movie nights, and more. We have celebrated with them in the wins and prayed with them in the struggles. Through it all, Without Permission strives to be a constant source of love and support for them in this time of total life restoration.