As late as 2005, there were no facilities or programs in the Southeast dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by youth victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC). Public awareness of the situation was extremely low and youthSpark knew something had to be done. In collaboration with the judges of the Fulton County Juvenile Court, our strategic partners, and with the generous donation of a home for the girls, we pioneered a solution: Angela’s House.
Angela’s House was a safe, secure, and stable environment for girls who were in need of residential support for their recovery from sex trafficking.
Today, with Angela’s House as the early inspiration, there are ample “safe houses” facilities for trafficked youth in Georgia. Today youthSpark has pivoted away from residential solutions to trafficking victimization, and toward community-based services to address the full spectrum of trafficking and exploitation victimization.