Girls like Ashley who've been abused by traffickers need a safe place to go so they can heal from the abuse.
Ashley’s heart pounded violently within her chest, as she realized she was trapped in the cramped, dingy bathroom of the rundown house where her trafficker had kept her hostage for nearly 2 years. She could feel the sweat trickling down her forehead even though the cold, damp walls kept her shivering. The smell of mould and staleness emanated from the walls, making her feel nauseous and weak.
Ashley had been taken into captivity at 15 years old, and since then, she had never seen a moment of freedom. She had been moved from one place to another, forced to cater to the whims of hundreds of men. Her trafficker had never allowed her to step out of the confined space of the bathroom without his explicit permission.
Suddenly one day, she heard a loud commotion outside, and soon afterward, she could hear the sound of police officers storming into the house. The trafficker’s voice could be heard, shouting and swearing as he tried to run. Then she heard the sharp sound of a stun grenade exploding, followed by a piercing burning smell that filled the air.
Despite feeling weak and disoriented, Ashley knew she had to act fast. She could hear footsteps outside approaching the door of the bathroom, and without a second thought, she started to scream loudly. The door was forced open, and with tears in her eyes, she saw the face of a police officer, who lifted her up in a tight embrace and whispered that she was safe now.
The aftermath of the raid was chaotic, with several people being apprehended and taken into custody. Ashley saw her captor being handcuffed and dragged away by the police. Suddenly, it all felt like a dream. As she was escorted to her car, she couldn’t help but feel like a prisoner who had been granted freedom after years of solitary confinement.
Ashley was taken to the Phoenix Dream Center, where she received the medical treatment she needed to recover from her physical injuries. The center’s staff gave her the emotional support and education she needed to begin her journey of healing. Finally, after years of torment, Ashley had another chance at life. She was determined to make the most of it and help people who had been through similar experiences.
While Ashely found freedom and healing, dozens of girls who are being recovered from human trafficking right now still need places to go.
There are very few places that offer the specialized care that these girls need.
But right now, several apartments are being remodeled at the Phoenix Dream Center – it’s the largest human trafficking expansion project in North America.
Funding raised on this page will go toward opening 40 more beds for girls including; light remodel, bedding, intake costs, and operating the rooms.
You can help prepare a room that will help 40 more survivors of human trafficking have a safe and secure place to heal.
Other Rooms That Have Been Completed
These rooms were sponsored by other people like you who care about helping human trafficking survivors.
Your support of this project will open up 40 more beds for survivors of human trafficking so they can have a safe and beautiful space to heal in.
Watch as one survivor tells how meaningful these safe rooms are to girls recovering from trafficking
HT3 – Help Build Rooms To Recover Human Trafficking Survivors
You can help prepare several rooms that will open 40 more beds for survivors of human trafficking so they can have a safe place to go to heal.
100% of your donation goes directly to building out rooms for human trafficking survivors. Our administrative overhead costs are all covered by business revenue and a private foundation grant.
And, here’s some more good news – your donation is eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit and you can get $800 in state tax credits for couples filing jointly and singles can get up to $400 in AZ Charitable Tax Credits.