From Horror to Healing, Life House is Helping Abused Youth
Sol House to Provide Care for Young Victims
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Life House in Duluth is embarking on a new project that will provide care for young victims of sex trafficking.
They say the first step for a youth to come out of this situation is safety.
The Twin Ports has a long history of sex trafficking and Life House is responding by partnering with Safe Haven to create a 5 bedroom house for abused youth.
It’s called Sol House.
The services Life House provides will be available including education, counseling and emotional support.
Although, there’s a lot of programming available for those children sexually abused, this will be the first housing concept in the Twin Ports.
Life House says this addition is an integral piece in helping those youth deal within a sex trafficking community.
They hope this becomes the place they forget about their horrific past.
“I think that there’s something really empowering about being a part of their own plan in getting out of a life that wasn’t necessarily their choice. So, I’m very excited that we are going to be able to offer them a place to call home,” said Safe Harbor’s Program Manager, Jessica Mantor.
The facility is set to open in June.
For anyone interested in helping out this initiative, a fundraising event will be held on May 14th.
People can also donate gifts to Life House.