Helping Sex Trafficking Victims Regain Their Lives focus of Columbus IUPAT DC6 Day of Community Action
Columbus Ohio – April 2, 2017 – IUPAT DC6’s Columbus day of Community Action on April 22nd is focused on helping a local nonprofit – The Freeman Project, rehab a donated house to create the organization’s first brick and mortar treatment facility for victims of Sex Trafficking called The Freeman House. IUPAT Event organizer Chris Naegele is looking for 8 to 10 painters and finishers for the done-in-a-day project. Volunteers should call Chris at (614) 620-6986 to register or for more information.
Human Trafficking or Sex Trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. As a survivor of human trafficking and founder of The Freeman Project, Barb Freeman has made it her mission to end the exploitation of women and girls by providing a sanctuary for recovery that provides a continuum of care, building trusting relationships that last, while living a clean and sober lifestyle. She also works to increase awareness through public speaking, legislative advocacy, and building partnerships throughout the community.
Once completed, the Freeman House will be home to 6 – 8 women who will receive the necessary supportive services to ensure they don’t have to return to their old lifestyle to survive. Treatment may also include recovery from a substance or alcohol problem, and assistance getting a job and accessing available community resources. There is no time limit on how long a person may stay at the house, which also uses a positive culture and a spotlight on health and wellness to ensure their client’s long-term success.