Survivors of sex trafficking face many challenges along the path to recovery.
The cost of an education, a car repair, or a medical bill can stand in the way of a survivor living a full and healthy life. The pandemic impacted many survivors who lost viable employment and struggled to pay for basic needs such as rent, food, or childcare. The Ginny Fund was there for them.
The Ginny Fund ensures that survivors don’t have to choose between having a roof over their heads or pursuing their dreams.
After more than a year of the pandemic and with the end to the eviction moratorium looming, The Ginny Fund will be needed more than ever. In 2020 alone, we granted more than $38,000 to survivors, half of this to help them remain in their homes. This is nearly the total granted in all of 2019 through The Ginny Fund. As of today, we are already seeing a spike in requests for rent assistance and it is clear that survivors have lost gainful employment or had their hours cut when COVID happened and continue to struggle to make ends meet.
The short video below features Deborah Tillman, Ginny Fund Manager, describing a moving grant request from a survivor.
You can change a life today by donating to The Ginny Fund or becoming a StolenYouth Sustainer with a monthly gift. Your recurring gift provides mission-critical support as we work to end child sex trafficking in Washington state.
To end child sex trafficking in Washington state.
child sex trafficking before it happens
victims to resources and services
positive and productive lives
CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING’S IMPACT ON CHILDREN OF COLOR
"Parents, pay attention — Backpage is out, sugaring is in" MYNorthwest (5/15/2021)
For years, the discussion around kids being trafficked for sex focused largely on Backpage.com...
“Sexual predators luring minors using 'sugar dating' sites, social media, officials say” KOMO News (05/10/2021)
When power, wealth and prestige mingle for young people who are on the prowl...
“SPD is our ally in fighting sex trafficking” Seattle Times (07/31/2020)
Seattle Police detectives and advocates work to fight human trafficking and the commercial sexual abuse of children...
Seattle Times (07/22/19)
Jeffrey Epstein case underscores the vulnerability of exploited girls.
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King 5 News (07/16/19)
Seattle-based organization raising awareness about child sex trafficking nationally and in Washington state… READ MORE>>
FOSTA-SESTA Anti-Traffi cking Bill Passed (03/27/2018)
In a landslide vote of 97-2, the Senate passed the FOSTA-SESTA bill which takes direct aim at websites that facilitate and profit from sex trafficking…. READ MORE>>
“I Am Jane Doe” Takes On Backpage (01/16/2017)
The New Yorker magazine’s take on the new film, “I Am Jane Doe.”
Misunderstanding the Issue
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