Hope House to be first LA safe house for trafficking victims


Editor’s note:  There are very few facilities in the U.S. that provide shelter for victims of human trafficking.  The need far outstrips the capacity.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –

It’s called modern slavery and human sex trafficking and it strikes closer to home than you may think.

Baton Rouge was ranked among the top 10 cities for human trafficking in 2006 by Shared Hope International, a group dedicated to helping victims. It’s an overwhelming problem that is hard to face. But one local group is doing just that.

Set deep in Louisiana woods is a place of serene solitude with cabins, ponds and trails meant to ease the suffering of victims of modern day slavery.

“When you see it, it just makes you want to do something about it,” said Lee Domingue, co-founder of Trafficking Hope.

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