Offering Refuge to Female Adolescent Victims of Human Trafficking.
Ways To Help
Human trafficking is a form of modern-slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will.
Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age. The victims ultimately reach virtually every corner of Louisiana.
This Place Has a Name, Metanoia.
Victims of human trafficking are reduced to income-producing property for their handlers. They have each been robbed of their childhood. Through collaboration with law enforcement and partners across Louisiana, more children are being identified as trafficking victims and are provided opportunities for healing and change.
Metanoia provides girls aged 11-18 years with mental, physical, and spiritual health, instruction in academics, life skills, and job training.