The Hue Jackson Survivors of Human Trafficking Residence
The Hue Jackson Foundation has partnered with the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland to help fund much-needed safe housing for adult female Human Trafficking victims. The Hue Jackson Survivors of Human Trafficking Residence will offer a safe environment for victims to heal and focus on their treatment. It will include shared office space for law enforcement, healthcare and social service professionals who work with them. In addition to these agencies, the Renee Jones Empowerment Center will utilize this office. The foundation believes that in order for survivors to break the trafficking cycle, secure housing is critical.
THE SALVATION ARMY OF GREATER CLEVELAND AND THE HUE JACKSON FOUNDATION OPEN NEW RESIDENCE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS
New Wing at Harbor Light Complex to become Safe Haven for Recovery
On Tuesday, July 17th the new Hue Jackson Foundation Survivors of Human Trafficking Residence on the 3rd floor of the Harbor Light Complex opened. This residence is approximately 4,500 sq. ft. and provides a safe environment for up to 12 recovered adult survivors of human trafficking. It offers collaborative and holistic services, and provides shared office space for law enforcement, healthcare, and social services providers, to help assist these survivors on their road to recovery.
Ohio is currently ranked 4thin the nation for the number of reported cases of human trafficking. Most people think it only happens in third-world countries or in America’s largest cities, but it’s happening right here in Northeast Ohio and in a big way. Tragically, one of the largest groups that are being targeted are children between the ages are 12 to 14.
This effort, to aid in the recovery of human trafficking victims, is the result of a partnership in mission between The Salvation Army and the Hue Jackson Foundation.