Beloved Atlanta is the only two-year residential home & program for adult women surviving prostitution, trafficking and addiction in Atlanta, Georgia.
THE FACTS :
87% OF WOMEN IN THE SEX INDUSTRY SAID THEY WANTED TO ESCAPE, BUT HAD NO OTHER MEANS FOR SURVIVAL. (MELISSA FARLEY, FROM “PROSTITUTION AND TRAFFICKING IN NINE COUNTRIES: AN UPDATE ON VIOLENCE AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER” WWW.PROSTITUTIONRESEARCH.COM)
95% OF VICTIMS IN LIVES OF PROSTITUTION EXPERIENCE SEXUAL ABUSE AS CHILDREN (AVA INFORMATION BRIEFING - PROSTITUTION AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESEARCH)
THE AVERAGE AGE A GIRL ENTERS PROSTITUTION IS BETWEEN 11-14 YEARS OLD (NEFARIOUS DOCUMENTARY, 2011)
82.1 PERCENT OF VICTIMS IN SEX TRAFFICKING INCIDENTS ARE IDENTIFIED AS U.S. CITIZENS (GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNIT)
OVER 18,000 PEOPLE ARE TRAFFICKED INTO THE UNITED STATES FOR LABOR OR SEX EACH YEAR (GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNIT)
How Beloved Atlanta is growing a community of restoration for women who have been commercially sexually exploited:
We believe that true freedom is only found through Christ. We identify and address each woman’s trauma by providing counseling, DBT, case management, and therapeutic groups. Through this we are able to see growth and transformation.
Since March 2013, BeLoved Atlanta has provided a program and residential home to women who desire freedom prostitution, trafficking and addiction in the city of Atlanta.
– Serve adult women ages 18 and older
– 2-year program
– 4 bed capacity
– Free-of-charge to participants
– Only two-year home for survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction in the city of Atlanta.
– Our location in the city allows our residents to utilize the city’s resources, learn to overcome triggers, and live in a community of accountability during and following their participation in the program.
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
An individual action plan is created for each resident to assist in accomplishing her educational and employment goals. This includes GED programs, tutoring, continuing education, job readiness training, and assistance with job placement.
As a resident prepares to transition out of the BeLoved Home, we will assist her in finding affordable and healthy housing. Residents may also qualify for assistance with deposit and first months rent.
We continue to serve our graduates with quarterly case management, weekly support groups, scholarship opportunities, and resources.
Adult women in prostitution are viewed as criminals. BeLoved is dedicated to seeing a community that views survivors as leaders.
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