Rescue America was set in motion with the discovery that millions of women, children, and men are sexually enslaved in the world today, with thousands located right here in the U.S. As we grew more aware of the complex issue of sex trafficking, we asked the question that you may have asked yourself, “Where do we even begin?” After seventeen months of extensive research, it was confirmed there was a gaping hole in the anti-sex trafficking landscape in Houston, and much of America. Simply stated, there was a need to separate victims from victimizers and set them safely on a path of healing and restoration.
In 2014, our first location, Rescue Houston was launched. A 24/7 hotline providing immediate response and rescue for victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. In 2018 we launched our emergency assessment program, holistly addressing the most common variables that cause a victim to return to the life again and again.
We know our role in anti-trafficking landscape and recognize that it takes each one of us working side by side to free those in bondage and abolish sex slavery in America. Please join us today as a strategic partner, volunteer or financial partner to provide immediate rescue and stabilization to victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Rescue America empowers victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation to exit the sex trade via a 24/7 hotline and emergency assessment program.
were sexually exploited as children.
indicated their sexual abuse led to their entry into prostitution.
of prostitutes were victims of child sex trafficking—had first “date” before age 18.
reported having a romantic relationship with their controller or pimp.
have been physically assaulted by customers.
have been physically assaulted by their pimp.
have been homeless at one point.
tested for PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder in the same range as treatment-seeking combat veterans and victims of state-organized torture.
expressed that they had desired to escape but had no options.
I definitely was a bunch of scattered pieces before. Emotionally I was broken, Mentally I was the toughest person ever. Spiritually I hated God, and in my Soul I was just crushed! Also my legs and arms would get spotted bruises all the time. They appeared in weird places. I went to doctors and there were no answers. Now they are gone too. I noticed there has been a physical response.
— C, age 23
All day I try to be normal, to think normal and at night all I see is his (trafficker’s) face. People think we’re okay but really we’re terrorized every night when we go to sleep. I wouldn’t be able to make it without your constant encouragement.
— V, age 25
I thought when I talked to you guys it was just going to be an operator, not someone who actually cared and wanted to talk to me.
— T, age 26
I’m so sorry I went back to him. Will you please come get me again? He hasn’t let me eat in four days, I’ve had to turn 20 tricks per day and I’m sore.
— S, age 18
This phone call is life-saving. I can’t believe there are people out there that want to help me out of my situation.
— C, age 32
I got my ID! See I don’t need a pimp to lean on, I can do this life myself!
— S, age 19
I wrote your hotline number in my Bible because I knew my pimp wouldn’t find it there. Even if he took my phone away, I would know how to reach you.
— J, age 36
My mom died of cancer and so this is how I coped—skipping school and being influenced to prostitute. I really feel loved by [the people at] Rescue Houston who are helping me, especially my mentor.
— E, age 17
When my fight and fire was lost, God surrounded me with people who could advocate for me with the fire and fight they had.
— K, age 29
People don’t realize how hard it is for us to get out of this lifestyle, but I’m glad you guys are on the other side, real people helping get us out and support us. You’re amazing.
— L, age 21
I don’t think I’d be alive without Rescue Houston in my life.
— D, age 27
Take our Hand and help free the sexually exploited in your city!