OUT OF DARKNESS
Catalyst is a fan, follower & supporter of
The Anti-Trafficking Ministry of the Atlanta Dream Center
Generally viewed as a problem only in 3rd world countries, sex trafficking is destroying the lives of men, women, and children all across the United States.
The FBI reports that the average age that a girl is first recruited into prostitution or sex trafficking in the U.S. is 11-14 years-old. Her life span at that point becomes 7 years, due to the risk of overdose, STDs, suicide, and homicide. The FBI has also indicated that Atlanta is among the worst cities in the country for sex trafficking. But there is hope! Atlanta is also regarded as one of the cities having the most coordinated response to trafficking.
As early as 2006, human trafficking was already the second largest criminal enterprise in the world (2nd only to the drug trade), and is the fastest growing. We must devote the same, and more, energy and resources to stop traffickers as the traffickers devote to see that their industry continues to net billions of dollars each year. Our precious girls, boys, and women are NOT commodities to be bought and sold.
UPDATE: Our amazing network of volunteers rescued over 1100 victims in in Atlanta in the past 5 years. This was the result of thousands of calls to our hotline, hundreds of volunteer visits to local jails, and hundreds of roses given out to the victims on our weekly Princess Night outreach.
We welcome you to join us in the fight.