Rahab Refuge Ministries is establishing the first safe house in Central New York for moms, and their children, who are survivors of sexual exploitation and human sex trafficking.


We actively educate and engage our community as we minister to the needs of sex trafficking victims with a compassionate and safe residential program which rejuvenates and equips survivors for life.


Founded in In October 2020, Rahab Refuge Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Central New York, that will provide sex trafficking victims with restorative services through a residential program and community education programs. Christine Zakris Carpenter is the founder and CEO of Rahab Refuge Ministries, Inc. In April 2021 Rahab Refuge Ministries received their IRC 501(c)(3) tax exemption status as a public charity from the IRS and all donations are tax deductible. Since March 2021, Christine has been actively enrolled in the Training Institute with WellSpring Living out of Atlanta, GA.


A common misconception about human trafficking is that it does not happen in the United States. This is false, as the United States is ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking. It is estimated that 199,000 incidents occur within the United States every year.


Today, there are approximately 1,044 beds for adults and just over a 100 beds for minors in safe house programs across America.




We are currently recruiting volunteers for our Resource Development Team. If you reside in the Oneida County, Madison County, or the Central New York vicinity and have fundraising, administrative, and/or media skills please contact us below.


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