During a recent interview, Mary Suarez of The Hope Project has revealed that Sex Trafficking is a very real problem in Muskegon County. The Hope project is currently helping 68 women & young girl that had been the victim of trafficking in the county, with three new 'clients' just this week.
One of The Hope Project's mission is to raise awareness of human trafficking. Her suggestions includes for the parents to be more proactive on what your children are doing online, especially on social media. Watch the excerpt of the interview from the Oct 2019 episode of Muskegon Tonight - Live!
About the Hope Project
The Hope Project is a nonprofit organization began in 2006 as an outreach program to educate and inform the community about the issue of human trafficking. The Hope Project's mission is to raise awareness of human trafficking and to bring restoration and healing from its effects. The Hope Project is in the process of opening a home in West Michigan for girls, 11 through 17 years old, who have been removed from sex trafficking. They also provide services such as survivor client services, mentor program, ambassador program and collaboration with the Lakeshore Human Trafficking Task Force (LHTTF). To learn more about the organization, please visit hopeprojectusa.org
The organization has two fund raising event coming up. The first one is the now sold out "Behind the Mask Masquerade Ball", and next one up is "The Toast N' Jams Fund Raiser". On Nov 9 2019 7-10 AM, 100% of the proceeds will go to The hope project when you dine in at Toast N' Jam at 3462 Henry Street.