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.
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.
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.
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
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.
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children"
THE NARRATIVE WE ARE CHANGING
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.
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.
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.
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.