More than 20 LexisNexis employees helped renovate a house in Dayton that will become the first long-term safe house in Ohio for victims of human trafficking. Oasis House provides support for women who have been involved in the adult sex industry and will provide housing, food and mentoring for women who have been victims of human trafficking.
Cheryl Oliver, executive director of the Oasis House, said, “The community hasn’t realized what issues there are with women and the fact that having a residential facility for them — a safe place for them to transition out of the lifestyle — is vital in order for them to make a transition.”
LexisNexis, based in the Dayton region, is a unit of Reed Elsevier. “One of the core tenants of LexisNexis is we have a program around human trafficking that we are sponsoring as a global initiative for us and this is dealing with the human trafficking problem right here in the Dayton area,” said Rudy Wedenoja, Reed Elsevier senior vice-president.
Dayton’s safe house is expecting its first residents in March.
Learn more at the WHIO TV article: LexisNexis employees ready safe house for use.