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Magdalene Hope Inc

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Causes: Protestant, Religion

Mission: We are striving to make every effort to end Human Trafficking and rescue the women, men and children who are trapped in the life.

Target demographics: Rescue victims of human trafficking; advocacy & education

Geographic areas served: Kern County & Mexico

Programs: A safe-house to rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking; extraction and transport to safety; street-reaches; advocacy; HIV testing

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4 Jessisings4god

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Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for nearly 3 years, when I moved to Bakersfield. This organization does SO much for the community. They are faithful to hit the streets and look for working women, stopping for each woman they see. We give them gift bags with items inside which include a phone # to the National Human Trafficking Hotline & a Bible. MH also has free quarterly HIV testing in collaboration with the Kern County Public Health Department. As if that weren't enough, MH has a safe-house called Restoration Ranch (RR), where survivors of human trafficking (HT) spend a full year to receive healing, therapy, protection, rehabilitation, and even education. Survivors in the RR program are 100% dependent upon MH for every single need: Clothing, food, shelter (rent, utilities, heating & A/C), healthcare assistance, you name it.

In addition, you will always find the founder of MH, Doug Bennett, on the local news stations on TV for campaigns to raise awareness of HT in our community. MH collaborates with other organizations who share the same vision: End HT in Kern County. MH also advocates on behalf of victims & has even come out with a documentary called "The Trafficked Life."

The most amazing thing is.....Magdalene Hope does SOOOOOO much on individual donations alone. There are times where that is not enough. I am hoping that someday, foundations would learn about all that MH accomplishes and that they would help fund MH.