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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar industry where traffickers exploit their victims for profit and strip them of their identity, dignity and sense of control. Although this global crisis may seem “far away,” California rates as one of the top 4 states in the U.S. where trafficking occurs most. 

A significant number of those we serve have been trafficked during their lifetime. This is one of the many reasons why we have chosen to step onto the frontlines of trafficking sights. On the streets of LA County on any given night, we meet with over 30 girls being trafficked; shivering, barely clothed, waiting for the next “John” to objectify them. We are putting our boots on the ground to empower the women by showing up as: “The Church,” praying with them, and offering next-step solutions as well as care-packages that assure them they are seen, known and loved by God. 

Gems Uncovered asked NorthEast to assume leadership by building outreach teams that take faithfully to the frontlines each Friday night from 9pm-2am starting this March. To fully understand the trauma and dynamics of trafficker/victim relationships, NorthEast and selected volunteers are studying an intensive online curriculum produced by Treasures, another faith-based non-profit. 

Our battle against trafficking speaks to the heart of our mission to bring God’s Word into hard-to-reach places.Consider becoming a faithful ally of ours by supporting us as we lead our outreach teams onto the streets, modeling Ephesians 5:11: “Take no part in worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.”

How You Can Help

Provide care-packages for the women we reach on the streets

  • Stuffed with: lip gloss, small perfumes, condoms, hand sanitizers, jewelry, traveling lotions, hand-warmers, gift-cards (Taco Bell, Starbucks, Jack in the Box, etc.)

Pray for our outreach teams each Friday night

  • Join our prayer team by gathering and lifting up our outreach teams to the Lord before they enter onto the streets.
  • Alternative to gathering – pray in the safety of your own home for our teams on Friday nights.

Volunteer with one of our outreach teams

  • Every Friday night our outreach teams will be on the streets from 9pm-2am to reach and minister to the girls being sexually exploited.
  • We meet at the Drop-In Center in Long Beach at 8:30pm on Friday nights.
  • Training curriculum included and required.
  • SEE SIGN UP SHEET!

Truths about the Sex-Industry

  • 89% want to escape but see no options for survival
  • 90% of women in sex industry were sexually abused as children
  • More women in sex industry today than any time in history
  • 84% of women in prostitution are under control of a pimp/trafficker 
  • Mortality/death rate is 240x more in comparison to other professions
  • Women in the sex commercial industry have PTSD similar to veterans 
  • ½ of all victims are minors; 70% of them being children from the foster care system

*Source: Treasures (www.iamatreasure.org

Our Faithful Partners

Slaves 2 Nothing

  • Website:   https://www.slave2nothing.org/
  • Christ-centered partner of ours who aim to create and assist in solutions to eliminate human trafficking

Gems Uncovered

  • Website:   https://gemsuncovered.org/
  • Human trafficking street-outreach partner; we have now assumed leadership on the streets of LA

Serving USA

Forgotten Children

  • Website:   https://forgottenchildreninc.org/
  • Nonprofit partner in LA who aim to rescue, restore, educate and bring hope to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation; offering training and a home for women coming out of the sex-industry; has joined us in marching against trafficking

Treasures

  • Website: www.iamatreasure.org
  • Non-profit faith-based ministry that empowers women in the sex-industry and survivors of human trafficking to live healthy flourishing lives; currently studying their intensive online curriculum

Vera’s Sanctuary

Finding Freedom International

  • Website:   https://findingfreedomint.org/
  • Partnering with us to restore the lives of those who’ve been rescued from sexual exploitation through the healing power of Jesus

Education & Resources



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