Anti-Trafficking
 

SOURCE ANTI-TRAFFICKING

Opportunity and empowerment – serving homeless youth, victims of sex exploitation and those vulnerable to sex trafficking since 1995. 

Source’s Anti-trafficking efforts seek to give hope and opportunity to those who have been affected by sexual exploitation. We offer hope through showing God’s redeeming love and forgiveness that He has to offer those who are affected by trafficking. We offer hope through being victim resource coordinators. 

Source is currently helping those who are in the sex trade or who have been effected by it. We have a wide range of connections to resources in our community. We are also available to guide and help those who need to confront someone who is being trafficked or has a potential for being trafficked. At Source, we believe that everyone can be free from trafficking, and we seek to provide resources to help individuals leave trafficking situations. 

We are opening our drop-in center in June, and are looking forward to being a haven for women who are on the streets.

Our Anti-trafficking History

Since 1995, Source has worked with teens and adults experiencing homeless, victims of the sex industry, and has offered transitional homes for those affected. In 2010, Source began an Anti-Trafficking program to dedicate larger services to victims of trafficking. In 2011, a transitional home facility, called the Annex, was renovated in partnership with 40 local churches and 700 individuals.

From 2012-2019, the Annex served over 35 residents, including 8 single moms and children. This program included a 6-18 month program to help with ongoing counseling, spiritual formation, life skills, education, and so much more. Source’s partnerships with service providers and congregations allowed us to provide recovery resources that included case management, counseling, job skills, and practical resources for the residents that came through the program. During this time, anti-trafficking outreach initiatives increased as we partnered with local law enforcement and service providers. 

In 2018, Source was selected to be the Victim Resource Coordinators for the Super Bowl. This allowed us to initiate the Purple Light Campaign to bring larger awareness and increase our outreach staff. Source also partnered with local law enforcement for the 2019 NCAA Final Four. These two opportunities were the result of working with local law enforcement for several years that began with seminar partnerships with the FBI and local police in 2010.

At the end of 2018, outreach teams were coming in contact with an average of 70 women monthly. Unfortunately, the Annex program was shut down in 2019 with hopes to reopen in 2020. Due to Covid-19, this dream was not possible. Sources’ new goal is to reopen the Annex program by the end of 2021. 

Anti-Trafficking Freedom Flights

 

Freedom Flights: A Conversation with Officers

Working to End Human Trafficking: NineNorth Compass Program

Compass Series: Working to End Human Trafficking

Compass Series: Working to End Human Trafficking

SOURCE MN INC.
P.O. BOX 8212
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408
612.822.5200