“I was first forced into prostitution when I was 11 years old by a 28-year-old man. I am not an exception. The man who trafficked me sold so many girls my age, his house was called “Daddy Day Care.” All day, other girls and I sat with our laptops, posting pictures and answering ads on Craigslist. He made $1,500 a night selling my body, dragging me to Los Angeles, Houston, Little Rock — and one trip to Las Vegas in the trunk of a car. I am 17 now, and my childhood memories aren’t of my family, going to middle school, or dancing at the prom. They are of making my own arrangements on Craigslist to be sold for sex, and answering as many ads as possible for fear of beatings and ice water baths.”
– An Open Letter from MC to Craigslist.
**This letter taken from The Polaris Project.
This month the featured service organization for Sheep to the Right is Street Grace. Amy Walters is the Programs Director there, and she has graciously agreed to answer my questions. Please read our interview, then visit Street Grace to see how YOU can make a difference.
1. Can you tell us the purpose or mission statement of your organization?
Street GRACE is an alliance of Christian churches, community partners and volunteers that supports and collaborates with individuals and organizations dedicated to eradicating the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) Street GRACE mobilizes community resources — financial, human and material — to help individuals and organizations effectively fighting CSEC through advocacy, prevention and restoration. Street GRACE is working to end CSEC in Atlanta, with a vision of ending it throughout the United States.
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