Mission: North Star Initiative supports adult, female survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation by addressing their physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs through a Christ-centered focus.
Results: North Star Initiative has established The Harbor, a local restoration home and program for adult, female survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation; the home began receiving clients in December of 2017.
The Harbor's restoration program is designed to address the "whole" woman; each client will participate in individual and group therapy, have access to basic medical and legal services, and receive an education and job-skills training so she can ultimately transition back into the community.
Target demographics: Adult, female survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Geographic areas served: South-central Pennsylvania
Programs: North star initiative is dedicated to the restoration of victims of human trafficking through the development of a restoration home that will address the holistic needs of survivors of sex trafficking.
I started volunteering with North Star in 2018. I have personally witnessed survivors come from living in the depths of depravity to rejoicing in the choir at church. North Star Initiative not only provides the love and support that survivors need, but it also gives survivors the time to heal by providing a safe long term residence where survivors can get the help they need to move forward. I am so proud to be a part of their volunteer team.
North Star has been educating Lancaster and surrounding counties about sex trafficking that is happening in our communities. North Star has helped over 15 survivors of domestic trafficking navigate their way towards freedom from sex trafficking. I have personally worked with several of their staff members and find their organization to be Christ-Centered and mission-driven. Truly a privilege to call them a nonprofit that works in our community.