Human Trafficking is destroying the lives of youth all across Florida and Miracles Outreach is fighting this epidemic by giving hope and a home to children from the ages of 12 to 17 who have been survivors of this horrendous crime. The Florida Department of Children and Families contacts us with some of the hardest to place survivors because of our ability to rehabilitate those who have been exploited and placing them on a path to success. We’ve been fortunate to have many wonderful children pass through our program. Some of which, like the two pictured above – chose to continue to be a part of Miracles Outreach and mentor the next generation of survivors. Our plan for rehabilitation includes:
- Building self-esteem
- Realistic goal setting
- Essential life skills
Rather than classifying those who have been exploited as victims we’ve chosen to embrace the idea that they are in-fact survivors of Human Trafficking. It might only seem like one word or a distinction without a difference, but it is actually a mindset. Too many of the survivors have heard stories or have first hand knowledge of children who became expendable commodities in the eyes of their captors never to be heard from again. For those who have made it to the other side and become charges of Miracles Outreach – they are truly survivors. It is our job to help them move forward from the day they enter our program and give them to the tools to be productive members of society whose success and happiness will never be limited by the atrocities they’ve faced in the past.
To help us make more survivors and give them the best opportunities to achieve their long term goals, reach out to us today!
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