Sex trafficking is alive and thriving in San Diego County! Did you know that San Diego is in the top eight cities in the nation for child prostitution? Who are these girls? Ninety-five percent of them are U.S. citizens, 50% of them are minors, the average age of entry into the trade is between 12-14 (junior high age), many are runaways and they work seven days a week with all the money going to their handlers. These vulnerable girls may be sitting in the classroom next to your children, be one of your neighbors, or be an unattended or abused child in their home down the block. Second to guns and drugs, it is the most profitable business in the world.
A presentation discussing this local problem will be held Sunday, April 26, 4 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 S. Juniper Street, Escondido.
There is one faith-based organization working hard in San Diego County to change the lives of these young children—Generate Hope. Westminster Presbyterian Church in Escondido invites you to hear the executive director of this non-profit speak about their work with this vulnerable group of God’s children.
Through their support, love and a specialized recovery program, Generate Hope guides these girls into full rehabilitation and reintegration into society. They hope to soon provide services in North County to the youngest of trafficked girls. Come and hear about their amazing ministry and how North County churches can partner with them.
You are invited to be the guest of the church at a potluck dinner following the presentation. To RSVP for the presentation, dinner and/or childcare, call 760-745-3225.
This program is rated PG-13 and it is suggested that young children not attend the presentation portion. A free-will offering will be taken in support of Generate Hope’s work. Questions? Contact Cori Geving at cori@westpres. info or 760-745-3225.