Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline has identified 151,714 victims of human trafficking. Of those identified, the vast majority of victims are women and girls who were coerced into sex trafficking, and once extracted, often lack trauma-informed therapy and long-term housing for their recovery.
For instance, each year the U.S. Department of State reports “insufficient access to housing, including transitional housing and long-term housing options for trafficking victims.” And in their 2021 report, “advocates reported even more drastic lack of access to housing . . . coupled with increased assistance requests.”
Pennsylvania is not exempt from the housing shortage for survivors of human trafficking. The fact is, there are far more victims than beds available.
Now more than ever, victims need a safe home and community to find peace, joy, and rest. This is why Greenlight Operation desires to provide a safe haven to survivors through a long-term residential program in the greater Harrisburg area. Our home will house 5-8 women for 12+ months, and upon arrival, survivors will be enrolled in a restoration program, which will provide individualized, comprehensive care. This will include trauma therapy, counseling, and courses that equip each woman to live an independent and sustainable lifestyle.
Step 1: Establish Vision
Step 2: Spread Awareness
Step 3: Rally Support & Strengthen Network
Step 4: Build Restoration Home Program
Step 5: Purchase & Prepare Home
Step 6: Launch Restoration Home Program
Greenlight Operation is a newly incorporated 501(c)(3) and is in the process of filing its 1023. For now, Christian Life Assembly provides operational support to Greenlight Operation, such as our giving platform. Your donations are 100% tax-deductible and go toward Greenlight Operation’s mission.
Have more questions? Contact us.