Fresh Start is one of our foster care homes which provides a safe, healthy and nurturing home-type environment for 12 to 17 year old girls in Tampa. We take great pride in providing personal and academic guidance, mentoring and tutoring by trained staff and volunteers. The residents are provided with nourishing home cooked meals that are approved by a registered dietitian, and they also receive clothing and personal hygiene essentials.
Miracles Outreach provides its residents with training in the following areas:
- Building self-esteem
- Realistic goal setting
- Essential life skills
CSEC is an acronym for Commercial Sexually Exploited Children which is better known as Human Trafficking. We’re one of very few organizations in Florida that currently provides housing for child victims of human trafficking. We take our work in this area very seriously and work daily to house and re-acclimate these victims one child at a time. Miracles Outreach CSEC residential homes provide safe, nurturing housing environments for children placed into our care. We ensure that our children receive year round adult supervision, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when they are not in school.
The CSEC Group home can accommodate up to 6 residents. Because of the specialized nature of the care these children require, we assign a higher number of staff, with additional training. We also house these children in such a way to help them adjust and reduce the initial possibility of them running away to rejoin the person or persons who were exploiting them.
Unfortunately many of them believe that people responsible for selling them in this modern day form of slavery actually love them and were protecting their best interest. Once we work to address that issue and have them begin to understand the facts and explain to them concepts like Stockholm Syndrome (victim identify and even advocating with their captor/ exploiter) it makes the adjustment process easier.
We provide CSEC services to children from Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, as well from a number of child welfare agencies in several other Florida counties.
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