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Rescue
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LRI supports rescue missions throughout the world where children are being sold for sex everyday. We help provide precious resources such as medical attention, supplies, and placement in housing as well as food, clothing, shoes and more.

Recovery
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Once children are rescued, our work is just getting started. We provide our children with a safe environment to begin their recovery process. We offer programs that help children process their emotions and physical traumas.

Reclaim
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The process of reclaiming their lives means supporting their self-esteem and self-empowerment. LRI provides assistance by helping with continued education, therapies, counseling and other survivor programs.

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About Lotus International

We support rescue missions, provide holistic recovery programs, and assist survivors by creating opportunities for continued education.

 

Lotus Rising International is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that advocates for the well-being of children exploited by sex trafficking. Our primary focus is “Rescue, Recovery, and Reclaim.” Our global mission is to support rescues for children who are being trafficked, provide recovery programs for survivors, and help them reclaim their lives by empowering them with skills, tools, training, and education to live a fulfilling life.

 

We believe that holistic programs create long lasting effects as well as provide take-away tools and skills that survivors can implement upon learning. Our programs have been developed by a wellness expert and consist of aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, mantra, mindset and spiritual alignment. We believe that a person's past does not define who they are nor what they can accomplish in their life. Studies prove that children are extremely resilient when given the tools and skills to overcome their emotional and physical trauma.

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 "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children" 

 Nelson Mandela 

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THE NARRATIVE WE ARE CHANGING

Martin Luther King, Jr.

       Throughout the world children as young as 4 years old are being tortured and abused as sex slaves. The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14 years old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children and reports indicate that a large number of child sex trafficking survivors in the U.S. were at one time in the foster care system.

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        According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in 2019:

  • 1 in 6 endangered runaways were likely victims of child sex trafficking. 

  • FaceBook accounts for 90% of the cyber tip line reports with over 20 million incidents for just the year 2020 alone.

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        According to the Polaris Project:

 

  • Here in the United States, child trafficking has become a bigger business than gun and drug selling.

  • Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry.

  • Affecting the freedom of 24.9 million people around the world.

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        According to Shared Hope International:

 

The following states currently allow the criminal prosecution of underage children that have been sexually exploited and were arrested for prostitution: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. We urge you to contact your state representative to help make laws protecting CHILDREN from sexual exploitation.

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OUR MISSION

Over 400 children rescued so far!

Our global mission is to support rescues for children who are being trafficked, provide recovery programs for survivors, to help them reclaim their lives by empowering them with skills, tools, training and education to live a fulfilling life 

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO MAKE CHANGES

This is where you can circle in with us to change the narrative. Your donation has the power to create real change in the life of our survivors who have lived a life of abuse day after day. 

 

You can help us change the course of their future and give them a chance to heal, and a path to a bright and beautiful future.

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Essential Balance Aromatherapy Program

Our Essential Balance Aromatherapy Program provides survivors a tool to find comfort when heightened emotions are at their most critical. When a child is rescued, they are often processed through a “holding” center until a permanent solution is determined. These first few days and nights can be the most traumatizing, as feelings of terror, sorrow, shame, guilt, anger, and more rise to the surface. Essential Balance provides aromatherapy in the form of three individual roller balls that the children can use to calm and soothe during crucial transitions.

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Backpack Program

Our Backpack Program provides children with essential items (such as a toothbrush, shampoo, and hairbrush), in addition to nonessential items (such as a journal, coloring book, and crayons). Our program assists a child who may be experiencing feelings of uncertainty and displacement by providing relief with some comfort and reassurance with some basic personal belongings.

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Safe House Building & Maintenance Program 

Safe housing is crucial to the rescue process. We aim to provide children with a safe haven to recover. This includes a well structured building, plumbing, electrical as well as comfortable beds to sleep in. So far we have supported the building of 3 homes and have helped rebuild and maintain other buildings that offer safe and secure housing for children that have been rescued.

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Emotional Intelligence Program

We are proud and excited to be collaborating with the All It Takes Organization to send children to their incredible Legacy Camp Program. This program focuses on equipping youth with emotional intelligence skills to successfully navigate their lives. It is a trusted space to learn how to redirect grief to growth.

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Radiant Child Yoga & Meditation Program

A child is naturally radiant, aware, and full of innocent wisdom. The deeper purpose of teaching children yoga is to help them maintain their natural wisdom and radiance; or if their light has been dulled by events in their lives, to help them regain their inherent state of being. Our Radiant Child Yoga Program is the union of body (postures), mind (inner focus), and spirit (breath). Yoga and meditation for children can provide self-awareness, confidence, balance, harmony, focus, and the ability to self-calm. The tools and skills provided in Radiant Child Yoga & Meditation can help a child regain their self-empowerment which can restore their inner light to thrive.

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Rescue Mission Program

We support missions that rescue children from horrific sex trafficking conditions. Volunteers risk their lives to rescue children from brothels and other trafficking situations. Once a child has been extracted we help see that the child receives medical attention, shelter and placement in safe housing.

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Prevention is Key Program

Education, awareness and conscious conversations with children about the dangers of trafficking is a program we intend to launch this year. Our video will focus on empowerment without instilling a sense of fear or paranoia. Some of the topics we want children to be aware of are stranger danger, internet predators, why being asked to keep secrets is a red flag, what grooming is, and when and how to reach out to an adult for help.

 

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