Women who are being trafficked are in need of shelter but often find themselves in places they fear the most. Traffickers typically isolate their victims from their friends and family, leaving the women far from home. Long-term shelters, like Treasured Vessels Foundation (TVF), are a vital lifeline to sex trafficking victims in need of a safe place to heal and recover. Two years ago, our 5-year long journey became a reality, when we opened up our first safe home.
One survivor shared, "Just because the world is on hold, does not mean that human trafficking has hit a pause button." We have seen an increase in applications for our program since the beginning of Covid-19, and yet we do not have the capacity to serve each young woman. Dallas ranks #2 in Texas for human trafficking with an estimate of 79,000 minor and youth victims. Without our program, the young women that we serve would not only be homeless but would also continue to be exploited. That is why we pioneered our program and are looking to empower our community with new tools, resources, and connections in this coming year.
As we approach the end of this year, we want you to know how thankful we are to have your support. You are the reason that we are able to provide women with a safe space where they can come to heal their mind, body, and spirit. For all of these reasons and more, we want to thank you and remind you that without your dedication and generosity, none of this would be possible. We are currently at full capacity in our safe home, with a long waitlist, so our goal for 2022 is to expand on adjacent to our current property and increase our bed count from 5 to 12+ beds. We know that this vision is attainable — if we work together.
We're so excited to let you know that we have a donor that has agreed to match up to $70,000—which means that you have the unique opportunity to double your 2021 impact! We know that as you read more about TVF's Aftercare program, and the real lives it has impacted, you will see the difference your generosity makes. Together, we can ensure that more survivors of human trafficking will receive the long-term aftercare that they deserve. DOWNLOAD OUR END OF YEAR TOOLKIT