July is National HIV Awareness Month. Honor it by learning about how trafficking victims are at increased risk of becoming HIV positive.
Founders– Jason and Michelle Korth – In 1999 Jason co-led a team of college students to Mozambique, Africa where his team taught and ministered to orphaned children of all ages. This experience set a course for him that ultimately led to the passion he has for those who are taken advantage of. After learning about human trafficking, he became a passionate advocate for victims. Since 2009 he has been actively involved in spreading awareness and raising support to help victims find hope and healing. Michelle’s heart for justice began in the summer of 2001 when she lived as a missionary in Ukraine, ministering to orphan children and teenagers. In 2008, Michelle became actively involved in the fight against human trafficking. As a former teacher and high school coach, her passions for children and young girls, as well as her desire for justice and restoration, lead her and Jason to start the non-profit Restore Innocence in 2010. Michelle and Jason have created the award winning Restoration Bag program, as well as one of the country’s first Mentoring Programs specific for victims of human trafficking. In 2012 they also opened the Cinderella House, a transitional home for survivors of human trafficking located in Colorado.
"To aid victims of human trafficking in the rescue, restorative and reintegration process by providing for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs."