Talk to children about online safety and methods that traffickers use to lure kids
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Josh and Andrea Bailey became aware of the global issue of human trafficking and began brainstorming a way to offer holistic restoration to those affected. One focal point was not just to offer services but to offer a community surrounding and supporting each victim. In 2009, their journey reached a defining moment: The Gray Haven. Though this organization was just an idea, the Baileys knew it would become their life’s work. What they did not know, however, was how quickly it would be realized.
The Baileys filed for status as a 501(c)(3) in September 2010 and were surprised to receive their state and federal status by October 2010 - just one month later. Overjoyed by the brevity of what is normally a slow and painstaking process, they sought advice from experienced anti-trafficking experts and professionals to develop a process that would empower clients to move from “victim” to “survivor.”
The Gray Haven received its first referral in February 2012 and since then has served over 30 clients. It has also become a resource for local, state and federal law enforcement, as well as a resource for programs and organizations striving to serve trafficking victims.
To facilitate holistic restoration for victims