Community Spotlight: Trauma and the Sex Trade
On June 26, 2018, Alive and Well Kansas City hosted the second event in its Impact Series, where partners were able to come together and present on the trauma experienced by victims of sex trafficking. From lived experiences, to heroines of community voices, and skilled researchers, a broad array of information and expertise was presented to a concerned audience. If you share the same concern for victims of sex trafficking and would like to learn more or get involved to discover your impact, please explore the organizations and resources provided below.
Prostitution Working Group
The Prostitution Working Group is a group of concerned citizens and social service professionals that convene to address the problem of commercial sexual exploitation occurring in KCPD’s East Patrol neighborhoods. The group meets from 10 am to 11:15 am every 3rd Wednesday of the month at KCPD’s East Patrol Station, 2640 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, MO.
If you are interested in learning more, have questions, or simply want to be added to our email list, please contact Alison Phillips at Phillipsali@umkc.edu
Good Samaritan Christian Center
2100 Prospect, KCMO 64127
GSCS Serves the community they live in through the following services:
-Bible Study/Life Application Classes every Wednesday nights from 6-7:30pm, along with free dinner
-Biblical-based Restorative Justice Parenting Classes/Workshops
-Family Coaching and Mediations (by Professionally Trained Mediators/Facilitators)
-Biblical-based Life Skills Training for all ages
-One Strong Woman Workshops, Monthly.
A safe place for people in prostitution/sex trafficking to come for resources and connections
Magdalene KC (residential program for survivors)
Social Enterprise (employment program for survivors)
Human Trafficking Awareness and Volunteer Training