Pom Pom at Home is truly honored to be a part of such an amazing project involving an extremely worthy organization called The WellHouse. Along with our other Codarus partners were were able to donate all of the bedding and home goods for 2 of the homes constructed that will ultimately house girls rescued from human trafficking.
The WellHouse is home to 20 girls ages 18-59. In the past 5 years, The WellHouse has rescued more than 200 women.
The WellHouse is a rescue and recovery organization for women who are victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. The WellHouse is a faith-based and Christ-centered, nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and long term housing to women who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking. Food, clothing, spiritual guidance, medical assistance, counseling, and other necessities are provided, along with assisting with referrals for substance abuse treatment, if needed. Life skills classes, GED preparation, job skills training and other enrichment services are part of the experience to help these women become self-sufficient and give them a sense of self-worth. The goal is for women to recover full and productive lives and experience true healing and restoration.
The WellHouse is the only 24-hour shelter offering immediate housing assistance to women being prostituted in the Southeast. Other shelters have entry requirements that undermine a woman’s access to an immediate, safe environment. The road blocks are things such as state identification, proof of homelessness, and other prerequisites. These victims have been stripped of these from those who abuse them. The WellHouse does not require qualifying information.
Things you may not know about human trafficking:
*The average age of entry into human trafficking is 12-14 years old.
*40% of the activity happens in the Southeast.
*The average life expectancy of a victim is 7-10 years and the primary cause of death is suicide.
83% of sex trafficking victims in the U.S. are U.S. citizens.
*Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the U.S., second to drug trafficking.
*A victim of human trafficking may be referred directly to The WellHouse by Law Enforcement (Local, State, FBI, and/or Homeland Security), a social services worker, medical professional or by a direct call from the victim herself.
For more information on The WellHouse visit their website HERE