- Sunday: 9:20 & 11am
- Sunday: 9:20am, 11am & 6pm
Locally, we seek to educate and advocate with other organizations and state authorities who are fighting this rising epidemic in our own backyard. We have hosted trainings and network meetings. We have educated ourselves and brought awareness to those we know. By working with our Orphan Care Initiative in caring for teens in the foster care system, we work to prevent the young girls (average age of recruitment in domestic sex trafficking is 12) from being abused.
Internationally, we have labored in Pattaya, Thailand which is the hub of the sex trafficking in that region. Teams have partnered with Thai groups to pray, reach out, and work to prevent thousands of children from being trafficked and rescued, stabilize and empower 1,000 girls and boys to live free of the sex trade. Through partnerships and the start of our safe transitional houses, we are seeing lives changed and restored.
OCC offers a variety of opportunities to engage your passions, professions and skills to work on prevention, intervention and healing for human trafficking victims both locally and abroad. Whether you are new to the trafficking issue or have been around for a while, we want to encourage you to engage. We know it can feel overwhelming, but hope to provide the following as an easy way to take a next step:
Start reading and learning. CLICK HERE for a suggested guide to find out more information.
Start talking about it. Think about 2-3 friends or family members you can share your journey with.