Selah Freedom has been at the forefront of sex trafficking issues and has appeared recently on local network news stations to speak about our programs and to address news stories relating to sex trafficking and arrests in the many Florida counties in which we serve.
One of the most poignant segments was on June 13 when Laurie Swink and two of Selah’s survivors were interviewed by veteran journalist Bill Murphy on Tampa Bay News 9.
“Everyday Heroes” is the name of the program that highlights organizations and individuals who are making significant impacts in their communities. Laurie was interviewed on the show, along with Selah survivors Kimberly Weller, a Selah Freedom Mentor, and Mia Braddock, Prevention Advocate & Survivor Mentor.
Laurie highlighted Selah’s five strong programs: Awareness, Prevention, Outreach, Residential, and Consulting. Kimberly and Mia spoke about their work at Selah as mentors, especially Mia’s work as a Prevention Advocate that helps parents, teachers, youth workers and others learn about how predators and recruiters can approach innocent youth online through social media. The highly successful program educates adults on the red flags to look out for, how a predator can manipulate and exploit a child, and how to protect the next generation from this crime.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact us or contact the Human Trafficking Hotline
Selah Freedom Hotline:1- 888-FREE-ME
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888