Sex Trafficking Survivors in North Texas Find Individualized Care in a Safe Haven
DALLAS, TX, February 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Treasured Vessels Foundation was created to provide trauma-informed, individualized care that is essential in the healing and recovery process for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Their home will have room for up to 8 individuals, ages 18-24 years old. “Once a woman is rescued, people just kind of put a bandage on it or pigeonhole her in a substance and alcohol abuse rehab or some sort of other shelter. We really don’t have enough specific solutions for an exploited and trafficked woman. We are going to do this right. We are going to do this together as a community,” says Alicia Bush, Founder and CEO of Treasured Vessels Foundation.
Human sex trafficking accounts for over 314,000 victims in the state of Texas alone every year with includes 79,000 minor and youth victims of this horrific tragedy. Texas is the second highest in the nation for number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resources Center. Treasured Vessels Foundation is privileged to provide one of the only long-term solutions for survivors of domestic sex trafficking in North Texas, which include counties Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, and Grayson.
On Friday, February 7, 2020, at 12 p.m., Treasured Vessels Foundation (TVF) will celebrate the completion of their first residential community for survivors of domestic sex trafficking with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony presented by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony will take place at Venture X at the address of 6735 Salt Cedar Way, Building 1, Suite 300 Frisco, Texas 75034 at 12pm.
About Treasured Vessels Foundation:
Treasured Vessels Foundation was founded in 2016 by Alicia Bush after she discovered the lack of long-term placement for sex trafficking survivors. Over the past few years they have spent time building relationships with law enforcement, local non-profit organizations, and service providers; as well as, educating the community on the problem and empowering them to be a part of the solution. They are active members in the C7 Coalition, North Texas Coalition Against Sex Trafficking, C3ST, Youth Homelessness Committee, Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Plano Chamber of Commerce, White House Faith Leaders, and the CEO Non-Profit Council. The program includes treatment plans, educational support, life skill support, and other therapies such as equine, yoga, gardening, art and music. The program length is between 12 and 36 months for ages 18-24 years old. Learn more at https://treasuredvesselsfoundation.org/.
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