Meet Emma, she is a victim of sex trafficking and this is her story. Emma was raised in an abusive home, where she and her mother were beaten regularly by her father. Distraught by the vicious acts of violence, one night, at the age of 14, Emma decided to run away. As she walked nervously down the street, she was approached by a man who asked if she needed help. Having nowhere to turn, she accepted the offer. 24 hours later Emma was raped by 5 men, held captive, attacked and beaten to the point she couldn’t stand. Within a week the man began selling her body for a profit ten to fifteen times a night to strangers who found her on the internet.
The Solution Offered by Polaris
This week, we are partnering with Polaris to rescue young victims of sex trafficking in the U.S. Your support provides crisis intervention, with staff on call 24/7 to respond immediately to victims in crisis, and long-term care including counseling, emergency housing, food, emergency medical and mental health treatment. Above all, you give young girls a chance to rebuild their lives.