And so we begin something new and charge ahead towards the goal. At Haven ATL, we long to see the city of Atlanta free from Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC) and the damages it causes to communities, families, and individuals.
As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services."
Make no mistake - sex trafficking is modern day slavery.
This is one of the most overlooked, disregarded, and ignored issues of our time. According to FBI statistics, “ATLANTA ranks among the TOP 14 CITIES for CSEC”. Whew. That’s a big one. Let that soak in.
Many of us have personally experienced the inviting and energetic heartbeat of Atlanta. Yet, many only see the glamour that dazzles us on the surface. A veil has been drawn over our city so many do not see the reality.
THE REALITY IS: Atlanta, Georgia has been sick for a very long time. It has been beaten, used, abused, and has become a hub for the grooming, purchasing, and transference of human lives for international sex slavery.
But we do not lose hope. HavenATL is dedicated to serving women who have fallen victim to commercial sexual exploitation in the Metro Atlanta area through prevention, education, case management, and outreach.
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So we can truly say that Atlanta is the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE. We look forward to partnering with you.
With much love and adoration, HavenATL