Instability, isolation and insecurity – these are all words that describe the life *Elizabeth lived before coming into care at One More Child.

Growing up in a family that struggled with homelessness meant Elizabeth often spent time in the care of a relative while her mother worked. Sadly, that same relative began sexually exploiting her and adolescence anytime she was left in the family member’s care.

To cope with her abuse, Elizabeth began harming herself, until one day, depressed and overwhelmed by her tragic circumstances, she attempted to take her own life.

Elizabeth was rushed to the hospital, where thankfully, doctors were able to revive her, and it was in that “rock bottom” moment in which God sent Elizabeth the help she desperately needed in the form of the One More Child Anti-Trafficking mobile team.

Implementing a coordinated plan of collaborative care and support, her skilled clinician began the challenging work of helping her cope with the trauma of her exploitation.

Due to her family’s unstable housing situation, she had never attended school, but now, thanks to guidance and discovering a love for learning, she was provided for the first time with compassion and Christ-focused care.

More importantly, she understands a future.

*Actual name is changed for confidentiality purposes


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