On Eagles Wings Ministries in North Carolina, is attacking the problem of sex trafficking head on by making direct contact with women and girls that may be caught in its dangerous grip.
The organization operates a call center through its outreach program called Rahab’s Hope. Volunteers comb websites like Backpage and Craigslist and make calls to females posing as escorts in ads. They ask if they are being forced to work in the sex industry and offer them everything from the resources to get out to prayer.
Twice a month, the organization makes the calls to various cities. It’s contacted more than 2,000 women and girls from online ads in the last two years. On Eagles Wings Ministries founder Emily Fitchpatrick said the last round of calls to Charlotte-area ads was in September, and volunteers turned over 28 suspected minors to law enforcement.
The church said more than 70 members have already volunteered to be trained to work in the call center. It hopes to have it up and running by early next year.
Learn more at Tenikka Smith’s WSOC TV article: Charlotte church to launch call center targeting sex trafficking victims.