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.
"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 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 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 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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Over 400 children rescued so far!
Our global mission is to support real-time rescues for children and to provide recovery programs for survivors of all ages to help them reclaim their lives by empowering them with skills, training and education to create new possibilities.
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.
Sponsor a Mission
Your donation will support a rescue mission that will take place in a 3rd world country* where there is typically the worst conditions imaginable. Rescue missions are of urgent need, take months to prepare but only minutes to complete and time is crucial to extract children from these horrific environments.
*Rescue missions are illegal for us to assist with here in the U.S. as it could interfere with ongoing investigations
Sponsor a Child
Imagine a child feeling alone, betrayed, emotionally scarred and traumatized… recovery is crucial to their overall wellbeing and it starts with the child feeling safe and secure. When you sponsor a child you provide the basic necessities of shelter, food, clothing and most of all safety.
Fund a Program
When a survivor is ready to reclaim their life and purpose, we want to fully empower them on that journey! Your donation will support a scholarship for continued education, a trade or a skillset that can empower them to live independently.
Sponsor Safe Housing
Building safe housing and homes is crucial to the rescue process. We must be able 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 2 homes, we have 26 more to go! Let’s do this!