Mile High Women's Outreach Center Strength is in the healing.
3602 South Jason Street, Englewood, CO, USA
Sex trafficking in Colorado is prevalent! Through our Advocacy, Counseling Programs, Healing Home for girls, as well as Thrift Store and Education, Mile High Women's Outreach Center strives to realize our vision of a safe community, freedom and healing from sex-trafficking crimes.
You Can Make The Difference
Learn the Facts About Sex Trafficking in Colorado. Right here in the sex trafficking is in the Denver metro area, our very own backyard.
Mile High Women's Outreach Center is a local advocate for the victims of sex trafficking in Colorado. The organization is supported by volunteers, donations and grants. How can I help?
Our Mission... to help heal, educate and empower the victims and survivors of sex trafficking and sexual assault; helping to bring some inner peace into the darkness that surrounds these issues.
We Believe... every woman and child has the right to live a life free from imprisonment, sexual abuse and sex trafficking.
What Is the Profile of a Trafficking Victim?
Most trafficking victims will not readily volunteer information about their status because of fear and abuse they have suffered at the hands of their trafficker. They may also be reluctant to come forward with information from despair, discouragement, and a sense that there are no viable options to escape their situation. Even if pressed, they may not identify themselves as someone held in bondage for fear of retribution to themselves or family members. However, there are indicators that often point to a person held in a slavery condition. They include:
Health Characteristics of a Trafficked Person:
Trafficked individuals are usually treated as disposable possessions without much attention given to their mental or physical health. Accordingly, some of the health problems that may be evident in a victim include:
· Malnutrition, dehydration or poor personal hygiene
· Sexually transmitted diseases
· Signs of rape or sexual abuse
· Bruising, broken bones, or other signs of untreated medical problems
· Critical illnesses including diabetes, cancer or heart disease
· Post-traumatic stress or psychological disorders
Other Important Signs:
In addition to some of the obvious physical and mental indicators of trafficking, there are other signs that an individual is being controlled by someone else. Red flags should go up for police or aid workers who notice any of the following during an intake. The individual:
· Does not hold his/her own identity or travel documents
· Suffers from verbal or psychological abuse designed to intimidate, degrade and frighten the individual
· Has a trafficker or pimp who controls all the money, victim will have very little or no pocket money