Melissa Snow’s PageMiles for Hope 2021
This month we will walk, run, ride, paddle, and swim on behalf of child survivors and the incredible professionals who have dedicated their lives to advocating, serving, and recovering survivors of child sex trafficking. This is not work – it’s our passion and purpose. In 2020, 1 out of 6 of the missing children reported to NCMEC who had run away were likely victims of child sex trafficking. While any child can be targeted by a trafficker, research, data, and survivor lived experience and expertise have revealed traffickers and buyers often target youth who lack strong support networks, have experienced violence in the past, are experiencing homelessness, or are marginalized by society. Traffickers are masters of manipulation and prey upon vulnerabilities using psychological pressure and intimidation to control and sexually exploit the child for their benefit. We can make a difference by sharing information, raising awareness, reaching out to support and encourage vulnerable youth. Support us by making a donation or joining our team!