"For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me."
Matthew 25: 35-36
Human trafficking, with an estimated 24 million victims worldwide, is modern-day slavery. While this is often viewed as an international issue, human trafficking exists in the United States in all 50 States. In 2017 in Louisiana, there were 681 reported victims of human trafficking, more than half of them were minors.
The Free Indeed Home is a safe house dedicated to the restoration and healing of underage female victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The home is in an undisclosed location in the greater New Orleans area and accomodates 10 girls. The Free Indeed Home provides comprehensive services to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and to provide life skills and education.
One of the greatest needs of human trafficking victims is housing and we provide it.
Since our opening we have been blessed to provide God’s love and healing to over 100 girls ages 12-17. The girls stay with us as long as they are willing and able to work on their recovery. God has been gracious to us by setting many girls free from the shackles of their former abuse and trauma. Others are still traveling the path of healing and restoration, and we have been only able to plant a seed to show them the love and forgiveness of our Lord. With these girls, our assurance is as scripture says, “My word shall not return void unto Me” (Isaiah 55:11). We believe God’s will will be done in their lives, as well, on His timeline and not our own.