Sex-Trafficking in the Suburbs

Sex-Trafficking in the Suburbs

When you think of the sex-trafficking industry and the environment it flourishes in, do you picture a low-income, dirty urban area or an affluent, suburban one? Did you picture both? For whichever reason, pop culture influence or a lack of information, wealthy communities are often seen as "immune" to the darkness of the sex-trafficking industry.

22-Year-Old Human Trafficker Arrested in Irvine, CA

22-Year-Old Human Trafficker Arrested in Irvine, CA

On June 26th, 2018 Joseph Blake Ballard, at only 22 years old, was charged with the felony counts of trafficking, pimping and pandering two women in Irvine, CA. Joseph was caught because one of his victims contacted the Irvine Police Department from a gas station after being kicked out of the hotel room the three were sharing. From there the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) investigated the case and located and arrested Joseph at the hotel.

Healing for Trafficked Survivors: Spiritual Development

Healing for Trafficked Survivors: Spiritual Development

A core part of our residential program and wrap-around or holistic care for sex trafficked survivors, involves spiritual development. The women who enter our program come from all different faith backgrounds, and all are welcome. But we do offer Christ-centered activities for those who are interested in participating.