The F3 Louisville Tough Mudder Team desires to put an end to sex trafficking! Trafficking happens in your town. In that fight, while we get muddy, we pledge to support The Samaritan Women. We are doing the Tough Mudder together to raise awareness and funds to support this fight! Please walk along side us.
HISTORY: The Samaritan Women was founded by a DMV-based business owner who had a fateful encounter with an exploited woman on the streets of Baltimore. This divine encounter led to Jeanne Allert purchasing a 23-acre historic estate in Southwest Baltimore in 2007 and over the next four years—with the help of thousands of community volunteers—transforming this abandoned and neglected mansion into a place of hope, health, and healing for victims of domestic sex trafficking.Over the next 12 years The Samaritan Women served nearly 110 young women, referred from 22 different states in the U.S. We created our own model of care that is rapidly becoming a national model of best practice. We opened our second home in 2016, then opened our Schoolhouse, vocational training enterprise, and then a third home. How could we ever do enough?In 2018 The Samaritan Women made a strategic decision: to have the greatest impact on victims, we need to leverage the gifts God has given us by sharing our experience, knowledge, and model to equip a new generation of care providers. We created the Institute for Shelter Care and have embarked on a journey to ensure “that any survivor—anywhere in the nation— would have access to qualified, compassionate care.”
LANDSCAPE OF CARE: Our research yields that there are 10 states without any specialized residential programs and 8 states with only one program. We have confirmed a total bed count of 1,574 total beds for what DOJ estimates at 300,000 victims or over 199,000 cases per year. We aspire to fill those gaps and improve the quality of care for survivors nationwide.
National Shelter Landscape December 28, 2020
Open and active shelter programs in our database 192
States with no shelter programs 10
States with only one shelter program 8
Programs serving minors 60
Programs serving women with children 29
Programs serving boys/men 37
Demographic of greatest need for shelter care Women with Children
THE INSTITUTE FOR SHELTER CARE – SOLVING THE SHELTER CRISIS: TSW has embarked on a 5-year initiative to train and equip qualified shelter programs in strategic locations across the United States. Our focus is on equipping shelters with the necessary business acumen to operate a successful ministry, the subject matter expertise to serve the trafficking population well, and the spiritual support to help them persevere. Working with our peers and survivor leaders across the country, we have designed a curriculum of over 280 hours of instruction along with template policies, handbooks, templates, and tools.