Direct Services for Sex Trafficking Victims and Prevention Programming for At-Risk Teens
Services for Trafficking Victims
Rescue Assistance for VictimsIf a family member or someone in the community is being trafficked, Free the Captives can connect you to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and nonprofits that work to rescue victims of sex trafficking.
Safe Home ReferralsFree the Captives connects trafficking victims to safe homes. We will refer and help place girls in a home or facility that is geared specifically for victims of sex trafficking. In these homes, victims are safe from their trafficker and receive counseling, an education, medical attention, and many other essential services.
Free the Captives believes that education is a vital component for survivors to build a new life. We provide incentives to survivors of sex trafficking to encourage them to complete their education, whether it is their GED, high school diploma, technical training, or college. To help them accomplish these goals, we provide individualized tutoring and GED services.
Job PreparationFree the Captives works hard to provide the girls with job training, which includes interviewing skills, dressing for the workplace, developing a strong work ethic, and interfacing with customers. We also assist the girls in their job search. Getting a job is the number one goal for many of these girls.
After helping survivors gain employment, Free the Captives works with them and their families on stabilizing their financial situation. These services include mentoring, developing a monthly budget, and empowering them to make wise financial decisions.
Free the Captives provides legal services, that are free or low cost, to both domestic and international trafficking victims. We assist families with navigating the legal system. We also expunge the records of victims of juvenile delinquency acts and assist international victims with obtaining their T-visa and adjustment of status.
Services for Trafficking Victims and At-Risk Teens
Small Group Mentoring and Prevention Programming
In this program, we mentor trafficked teens as well as girls who are at high risk of being trafficked. We focus on the issues that make them vulnerable to traffickers. The goals are to prevent the trafficking of Houston’s at risk teens as well as identify victims within this hidden crime. Once identified, we intervene and work with law enforcement to rescue victims and then coordinate appropriate legal and social services. We also provide material needs such as clothing and food.
Parenting Support Group
Free the Captives offers a supportive environment for the parents of the girls in our mentoring program. This group provides parents with ongoing support, training, counseling and resources. Stronger family units will allow these girls to recover more quickly and thrive as they focus on their futures.
REFERRALS: Do you know someone who needs help? Download and complete this referral form as much as possible. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response immediately.
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