Human Trafficking /Gigi's House
Gigi's House is dedicated to serving girls ages 13-19 who are victims of sex trafficking.
The home will provide a safe home, licensed trauma therapy, home school, life skills, mentoring for up to 18 months so that the recipients can survive as healthy adults and build futures that they deserve.
This home is a non profit entity in the process of being built with planned opening in September 2017.
The home will house 10 girls for up to 18 months after they have been extracted by the police from sex trafficking and homelessness and turned over to the Department of Family and Children Services and will then be placed into the custody of Gigi's House for transformation, so that they may one day be active and healthy members of society.
The home that is being built will need furnishings and many supplies on an ongoing basis.
Included but not limited to:
10 beds and mattresses, dressers, desks, laptops.
Other common area furnishings such as: appliances, dining & living room furniture.
There is a need for fundraising and collection of food and supplies which the Rotary club would be contributing man hours to assist with these ongoing needs.
This project meets the Rotary International area of focus for Maternal & Child Heath, but also crosses into Education & Literacy (as the girls would be home-schooled on site. When tested on average these girls are approximately 3 years behind academically).
There are 100 girls sold up to 10 times per night in Atlanta and the surrounding areas.
See attached statistics and other documentation.