Outreach involves seeking out those who have been trapped in the commercial sex industry, and helping to facilitate finding them a way out.
We also regularly visit a local jail, as we’ve discovered that a very high percentage of women in jail have a history of sexual exploitation. We do regular outreach near our headquarters, but also travel nationally and internationally for special outreach initiatives.
When we locate an enslaved child we coordinate with law enforcement to orchestrate their rescue. When we locate an exploited woman, we offer escape and healing through a number of options and steps. An important first step is meeting each individual where she is at and building trust with her. We desire for her to know that she is a precious human being and that her value is not found in the exploitation of her body or the money made from that exploitation.
Many victims are lured into slavery because of vulnerabilities and the absence of options. We offer many options on the path to freedom. We encourage her to dream. We invite her to set goals for the future. We walk alongside her and offer holistic support as we help her escape the darkness and journey into the light.
“I feel like I’ve been living in a black tunnel. But I see a light now and an end to this.”— Young woman Exodus Cry has helped exit the sex industry
Physical freedom is not the end of the journey for victims of trafficking and exploitation. Even after she has escaped the sex industry, taking steps forward into the unknown can seem paralyzing.
We walk with her during this critical phase. We seek to dignify her worth and humanity and to empower her as she makes choices, reaches for goals, receives healing, and prepares for the new adventure that God has planned for her. We connect her with services that can provide:
A critical element of our outreach work is training others. There are untold millions bound in commercial sexual exploitation and we need as many abolitionists as possible in this fight.
We developed a thorough Intervention Manual that clearly details how to do outreach in many different settings. We’ve had the privilege of conducting trainings for more than 2,000 abolitionists in 5 countries and we love to hear the stories of how these teams are bringing the light and love of Christ to the darkest places.Learn more about the Intervention Manual
If you live in the Kansas City or Sacramento area and are interested in applying to be on one of outreach teams please email [email protected]
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