Chris Carpenter

We would all like to think that human trafficking is not happening near us; sadly, this is far from the truth. As difficult of a topic as this is, we need to inform our selves as much as possible, especially those of us who have children. Ask yourself, “what can I do to help change the landscape of this ever pressing crisis?” Get involved and help change one life at a time by investing in Rahab Refuge Ministries, Inc.s’ first safe house in Central New York. For you parents of teens, please consider educating yourself on the following New York State resource site: https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/human-trafficking/resources-caregivers.php

Here are just a couple links to some recent incidents in our area:

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2020/03/01/forty-dollar-sex-act-leads-to-prostitution-bust

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2018/11/08/sex-trafficking-growing-in-syracuse

Here is a heart breaking article from a mother whose daughter went off to college and four months later disappeared into the sex trafficking world:

https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/mission/protect/trafficking/end/mothers-story-%E2%80%94-what-parents-need-know-about-trafficking