What is Human Trafficking?
“Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons or modern-day slavery, is a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in commercial sex acts. The coercion can be subtle or overt, physical or psychological. Exploitation of a minor for commercial sex is human trafficking, regardless of whether any form of force, fraud, or coercion was used.“
Human Trafficking is the global problem of our time.
When a child is rescued, that child is likely going home or somewhere that is not equipped to handle the aftermath of the complex trauma that occurs with trafficking. This can lead to a rescued survivor missing school, needed therapy appointments and ultimately falling through the cracks and failing to thrive.
What’s the Solution?
Our mission at Prism Project is two-fold; Prevention Education on the front-end and long-term restorative services on the back-end.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888
For minors please contact your local police and your state’s children protective services agency
What is Mission Ranch Program?
Mission Ranch is a long term safe house where child survivors of human trafficking will have the opportunity to heal and find their identity. This safe house will serve girls ages 12-17 with trauma-informed, victim-centered care anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending their individual plan of care. The circle of care will include Medical, Educational, Therapy, Spiritual, and Life Skills all provided at Mission Ranch. The heart of Prism Project is to provide a safe place where child survivors of human trafficking can come to heal from this complex trauma, on their time, with a loving team of professionally trained care providers. Our referral process includes gathering all important documentation and is then reviewed by our care team to determine whether our program best fits the plan of care for the child.
Where are we Now?
With donor, community partner, and grant support we are incredibly excited to be opening doors of Mission Ranch this fall 2022 pending state licensing. All home renovations were completed this year and CCI Licensure is in the final stage with all favorable inspections. The final site visit was completed in September with additional requested information submitted to the State of Michigan. Please pray that this goes quickly and smoothly, as we await the state completing their final reports, so that we can have the green light to open and begin taking applications and referrals.
Please contact us for Prevention Education engagements for your business, school, or organization. We also would love for you to consider becoming a partner or donor and coming alongside of us in our mission tangibly. We are still needing to raise funds to have 3 months of operating expenses and salaries before opening doors.