POSTED: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 11:14am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 11:19am
Laura Domingue with Trafficking Hope came on BR Lagniappe to share about what their organization is doing to help local victims of human trafficking. Domingue shared that human trafficking is modern day slavery-and that over 80 percent of victims are female- the youngest victim here was just 7 years old. Domingue shared that a recent study listed Baton Rouge and New Orleans in the top ten cities for human trafficking.
Domingue said that their organization helps these victims by providing an 18 month course to help bring restoration and healing in their lives. Their current project is the formation of Hope House- a residential facility which is located on 32 acres and will feature walking trails, lakes, and 7 cottages which will allow them to house 14 girls. Domingue said that they currently are in need of volunteers, skilled craftsmen and other things. A book is also for sale- the proceeds of which will go towards Hope House . For more information go to www.cagedthebook.org . For more information on Hope House or Trafficking Hope call : 225-819-0000 or go to traffickinghope.org.