It started with CeCe…
CeCe’s Hope Center was founded in 2017 in remembrance of a survivor who achieved healing in adulthood. CeCe, like many in our program, was a woman who experienced sexual abuse in her childhood and was rescued by the state. She exemplifies our hope for all young woman transitioning into adulthood. After overcoming her many hardships, CeCe found true success in a career and love in marriage. She lost her life to an unexpected illness in 2016 and we honor her memory, hoping that her story may inspire other girls facing the difficult journey away from trauma.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. The adverse effects of trauma have a lasting toll on the individual’s physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being.
It’s a devastating problem
Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in your backyard. This can happen in any community and victims can be of any socio-economic background, age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers look for individuals who are psychologically or emotionally vulnerable, experiencing economic hardship, natural disaster or political or economic unrest, or lack a social safety net. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations. The trauma can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help.
How CeCe’s helps victims of trafficking
When participants are referred by survivors, community partners, law enforcement, victim specialists, and the public to Cece’s Hope Center the intake process begins to identify the immediate needs and next steps. This serves as the starting point for enrollment into the programs, such as case management or housing assistance, that CeCe’s provides victims.
CeCe’s didn’t throw me away because I had children. In fact, they allowed me to see that I am a winner, and I can do anything that I set my mind to. I am so proud of myself because I didn’t think I could make it but then you run into places like CeCe’s that have the staff to help me work hard for myself.
Learn how CeCe’s Hope Center has made a positive impact on the lives of victims of human trafficking and helped them get on a pathway to success and happiness.
CeCe’s depends on your generous donations to continue to help trafficking victims. Donate today!
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