“One of our children came in and she was eight months pregnant and had no prenatal care,” said Michele Newsome, Director of The Porch Light.
The idea of “normal” formative teenage years for a girl coerced into selling her body to strangers is foreign and behind every story are layers of trauma and hurt that need to be healed.
Since The Porch Light safe home opened just over a year ago, more than 20 girls have been cared for by our expert counselors and life coaches and they are able to come to grips with the lies they have been told and sold.
On top of that, more than 17,000 people have been reached through The Porch Light advocacy and awareness efforts in 2015 alone — meaning we are making strides to shine a light on what goes on behind closed doors in all too many towns and cities around the United States.
Newsome, who spent more than 20 years in law enforcement, will tell you that victims are riddled with anxiety and have distorted views of love and trust — but through time and extensive individualized treatment, lives are being restored.
When you make a gift to The Porch Light you are helping us bring girls from the darkness of night where they are being prostituted to the light of a home where love is being shown to them.