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Since 2006, our Safe Initiative is a global response to child sexual exploitation and trafficking.

We are committed to offering a sanctuary of safety, a journey of restoration, and an empowering toward a new beginning for survivors of sex trafficking and vulnerable youth, both here in the United States and abroad.
Because of your compassionate care and concern, we've been able to help more than 3,251 girls and children worldwide — the youngest being 4 years old.
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Survivor Stories



Amy was identified by law enforcement as a teen victim of child sexual abuse and, upon further investigation, being trafficked. At the police department, she was nervous, scared and felt completely alone.

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Jasmine was a 13-year-old girl when she joined our CAP program. She was severely neglected, and child sexual abuse of other family members was already happening in her home, putting her at risk of abuse and being trafficked.

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Alaina was 13 when she came into the St. Louis Refuge Home. Our local law enforcement partners had responded to a tip that a young girl was being trafficked. Later that night, Alaina was rescued from a hotel.

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Some Uncomfortable Facts About Trafficking

National Institute of Justice: More than 90% of children who are sexually exploited commercially have been sexually abused in the past.

National Institute of Justice:~76% of transactions for sex with underage girls start on the internet.

National Center for Victims of Crime: 1 in 5 girls, and 1 in 20 boys, are victims of child sexual abuse.

National Center for Victims of Crime: 20% of female children experience Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in the United States.

Our Work In the U.S.

Our Child Anti-Exploitation Partnership (CAP) Program Began in 2019.

In 2019, Crisis Aid, the St. Louis County Police Department, and the Missouri ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Division embarked on a revolutionary new collaborative initiative to reach sexually exploited children BEFORE trafficking begins. These Crisis Aid offices, housed in the heart of the police stations, are a warm and inviting oasis for the children.

House of Hope Refuge Home

In 2024, we will open House of Hope Refuge Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2024. This home will provide not only safety and hope, but also a fresh start for abuse survivors through trauma-informed care, education, life skills, mentorship and holistic healing.

In addition to the forthcoming House of Hope Refuge Home, our approach to shelter and housing is to leverage ALL alternative emergency options, including emergency hotel nights and expanded shelter partnerships. This allows for more flexibility in responding to the needs of the trafficking victims we serve.

One way you can support our Safe Initiative is by visiting our partner jewelry and accessory shop, Monarch Jewelry.

Our Work Internationally

Our international Safe Initiatives operate in East Africa.

We operate two village complexes in East Africa that safely house girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking. While in our care, we help restore these young women and give them the space, love and compassion they need to heal, restore and restart.

Girls Villages, Sebatta (Addis Ababa) & Aleta

  • Girls dorm
    Depending on the location, houses up to 100 girls and their children.
  • Commerce building
    Rentable store space and a vocational school for the girls and community.
  • Mercy Chapel
    A Vocational School for girls in the Red Light District.

“Through these initiatives, YOU help us bring dignity and hope to these girls who so desperately need it. God bless you and all that you do for His Kingdom!”

Pat Bradley

Need Help?

You Can Call, Text or Email

(314) 714-8229

24 hour National Human Trafficking

+1 (888) 373-7888

Looking For More?

Please use the links below to download more detailed information about our Safe Initiatives.