One of the many casualties of the global pandemic has been increased online sexual exploitation. Children and teens have been spending more time online for virtual learning due to school closures, often with little parental supervision, creating more opportunities for traffickers to connect with, manipulate, and exploit children.
Below, you'll read staggering statistics and learn about one young woman's story of online sexual exploitation.
For one brave young adult woman we had the sacred privilege to serve, the COVID-19 “shelter-at-home shut-down” was actually the impetus for her finally reaching out for help to escape the 8-year online entrapment she had endured.
Read Vee’s heart-wrenching and important story here:
Please take seriously her comments in the end and consider how, together, we might help make kids safer.
Restore Survivors. Stop Oppression.
We continuously receive requests for education on these issues. We need your support to grow our efforts in prevention & awareness training so that we can stop these cycles of childhood oppression and criminal exploitation. And we need your support to continue providing escape for those enslaved like Vee, and to offer the wrap-around services they need for healing from their trauma.
As you consider your tax-deductible charitable year-end giving, please consider a gift to Rest Stop Ministries to sustain and grow this vital work.