YWCA extending services to sex trafficked victims in need

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The Northeast Kansas YWCA is extending their services to help women who are trying to escape sex trafficking.

Part of a new project, the center will be looking to rent a house where victims can come in when needed. The house will serve as a temporary drop-in location, where people can take showers and do laundry.

The YWCA decided to start this project after their services weren’t enough for people going through sex trafficking.

“We’re trying to create a better program, that starts where they are,” said Program Director Michelle McCormick. “Which is really focused on building a trusting relationship with a community agency. And helping to get those basic needs met.”

Once the YWCA finds the house, they will decide if the home will be an undisclosed location, or if it’s a public location with heavy security. The project is hoping to be done by fall.

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