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.

Streetlight KC

Loni Kuriakose

Phone: 816-878-2036

Email: streetlightkc2017@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/streetlightkc

Prostitution Working Group

Alison Phillips

Email:  Phillipsali@umkc.edu

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

Jackie Buycks

Phone:  816.878.5219

Email:  Jackie.Buycks@gmail.com

 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

Veronica’s Voice

Lucy Bloom

Phone:  816-483-7101

Email:  admin@veronicasvoice.org

Website:  veronicasvoice.org

 Programs:

  • Magdalene KC (residential program for survivors)

  • Social Enterprise (employment program for survivors)

Rended Hearts

Denise Lester

Phone: 816-343-4558

Email:  rendedheartkc@gmail.com

Website: www.rendedheart.org

 Programs:

  • Human Trafficking Awareness and Volunteer Training

Jennifer Brinkmann