When it comes to human trafficking, enacting measures to stop perpetrators from claiming more victims is only one part of the battle to end abuse and sexual exploitation.
As nonprofits like StreetLightUSA understand, helping human trafficking survivors recover from trauma is another crucial front in the anti-trafficking movement. The organization has served more than 1,300 girls since its 2009 founding, and that number continues to grow every day.
According to Skye Steele, StreetLightUSA’s chief executive officer, the organization’s mission is “to transition adolescent girls from trauma to triumph.”
“Our demographic or the clientele that we serve are teen girls between the ages of 13 and 17 who have fallen victim to commercial sexual exploitation through human trafficking,” Steele told The Western Journal during a tour of the facilities in the Phoenix area.
The organization serves as a live-in shelter for human trafficking victims and offers trauma-informed services to set survivors on