What does Invisible Innocence do?
The primary mission of Invisible Innocence is to fill the void in providing temporary housing, safety and support which will help survivors develop mature defense mechanisms and have a positive approach to their past trauma.
Ensuring a proper support system for survivors of human trafficking is our top priority.
What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is the exploitation of an individual through force, fraud, or coercion for labor or commercial sex trafficking.
How is Invisible Innocence different from other organizations?
Invisible Innocence’s preparation and development of the program sets it apart from other organizations that service human trafficked survivors.
Our focus is to help survivors achieve independence through simple tasks and activities.
What are some health adversities affiliated with human trafficking?
Survivors’ physical health risks are STDs, AIDs, internal and external scars, cardiac diseases, obesity, branding, and stroke.
Survivors' mental health are equally affected with Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal idealism.
How does human trafficking affect the exploited individuals?
Neurologically, biologically, psychologically, and socially. Brain development is dependent on the interplay between our environment and genes. Injuries to the brain that are a result of being trafficked could lead to a defect in interpretation of trauma and processing of defense mechanisms against it.
Some of the defense mechanisms in exploited individuals of human trafficking include drug abuse and violence, becoming more susceptible for sexually transmitted diseases and criminal activities.
Why is Invisible Innocence important to our community?
Nationwide, there are roughly 33 residential programs exclusively for exploited individuals of human trafficking. Out of those programs, less than 28 beds are for men and boys.
Developing a safe environment for the survivors will not only affect their mental and physical health but also their future generations. By providing safe services we are also lowering the economic burden from various mental and physical illnesses in exploited individuals.