Lighthouse for Life is here to teach the people of South Carolina about the realities of the current plague of human trafficking, not just globally or nationally, but right here in their own communities. We strive to EDUCATE and raise awareness about human trafficking in order to provide people with the knowledge and tools needed to EMPOWER them to detect the warning signs of potential human trafficking situations in an effort to protect their own communities. Our mission exists to engage the South Carolina community, to increase awareness and to RESTORE victims of human trafficking to physical, spiritual and emotional wholeness through understanding, love and support.
How can we hope to fight something if we don’t even know that it exists? Despite being the second largest criminal enterprise in the world and the fastest growing, sex trafficking is often misunderstood, overlooked, and ignored. Lighthouse for Life recognizes the critical importance of educating our communities about sex trafficking and how it impacts them. We seek to meet with individuals, families, schools, churches, and civic organizations to share our knowledge of sex trafficking and to empower our audiences with ways they can fight back. Our communities deserve to know what to look for, how to protect themselves and their loved ones, and who to call should they suspect sex trafficking taking place.
If you would like to request a speaker or host an awareness event, Contact us today!
From day one it has been our mission to provide a safe, nurturing environment for victims of human trafficking on their long and difficult road to recovery. After almost 4 years we are so happy to introduce you to Karis Home. We have chosen the name Karis as it is the Greek word for grace and the word home is used intentionally rather than house because we want to provide a Home of Grace. Karis Home is uniquely designed to provide long term restorative care to female survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking between the ages of 12 – 21.
We celebrate how far we have come in this journey with the support of our community and by the grace of God. At this time Karis Home and it’s property is paid for in full as well as fully furnished. Staff members stay there on a rotating basis monitoring alarms, maintaining the property and finishing up last minute preparations as we are ever closer to receiving residents. We are “building this plane as we fly it.” We do recognize the great need to open as soon as possible. However anything worth doing is worth doing well. Thus we are willing to take the time to do this right and lay a solid foundation. When we open we will be only the second safe home specifically for child survivors of human trafficking in South Carolina.
At Karis Home we will strive to create a safe, stable environment while focusing on not only the physical needs of survivors, but also their emotional and spiritual needs as well through a family style of care. We are in the hiring and training process at this time. When fully staffed we will provide an on-site counselor, teacher and team of caregivers along with a team of other professionals all working together to meet each survivor where she is and as she is.
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