.Human trafficking in San Diego is growing at alarming rate, and is affecting families and individuals all across San Diego county. There are roughly 8000 victims trafficked each year in San Diego with the average age of a trafficked victim now at 15.
The Coastline Dream Center is called to help raise awareness and educate the families and citizens of our community in order to keep them safe, and to help them become vigilant of potentially dangerous circumstances. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month and we're inviting you to partner with us in our Notes of Encouragement program!
Additionally, we are passionate about supporting and pouring into survivors of trafficking by partnering with organizations that provide the services to rehabilitate these individuals and return them to physically and emotionally healthy lives. Currently, the Dream Center partners with Generate Hope, Promises to Kids and other organizations to provide opportunities to serve as mentors, guides, teachers, cheerleaders, and a wide variety of other roles.
In addition, the Coastline Dream Center is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Stop Traffic Walk & Event. As part of our church family, we invite you to come alongside us to walk, raise funds, and spread the word. Check back for information on our next Stop Traffic Walk & Event.
It is important to understand the scope and scale of human trafficking, how it happens, how to recognize it and what to do should you encounter it. We created this resource guide to answer the most frequently asked questions and provide you with tools, information and action steps.