Rogue Valley to welcome safe house for sex trafficked youth

Jackson Co., Ore.– A first of it’s kind facility for victims of sex trafficking is under construction in the Rogue Valley.

The location of the building in Jackson County is being hidden to protect the young girls who will soon receive shelter and rehabilitation inside.  Redemption Ridge, a local organization that helps sex trafficking victims, says this facility, “Grace House”, will be the first safe house in Oregon south of Portland, made especially for minors.

The entire project, land and construction all being donated by community members that understand the horror of sex trafficking that exists here in the Rogue Valley.

“It is happening here,” explains Redemption Ridge Director Sharre Whitson. “Last year alone Redemption Ridge quadrupled in the amount that came forward for services.  In January and February alone, we have quadrupled from the numbers last year.”

The facility will have seven bedrooms, a kitchen, living area and gym.  Redemption Ridge hopes to open the facility by the end of the year.

 

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