Midlands group opening safe house for human trafficking victims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The creation of Midlands non-profit Lighthouse for Life, four years ago, is part of a greater push from lawmakers and law enforcement to bring attention, and put a stop to, human trafficking.

Their mission is to provide support and recovery services to victims of sex trafficking. The organization is working toward opening the first safe house in the state for girls ages 12 to 17 who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

Lighthouse for Life is hosting a 5K on March 10 as part of it efforts. You can register for a lower price before January 31.

Good Morning Columbia’s Grace Joyal talked to Jen Thompson, executive director, and Jenn Alderman, volunteer, about some of the misconceptions about the nationwide problem.

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