ILLUMINATING THE DARKNESS OF

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Our Mission

Into the Light exists to provide refuge and restoration for minor female survivors of sexual exploitation and to bring awareness and education to the issue of human sex trafficking.

"Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act; or commercial sex involving a person under 18 years of age."

- US Department of Homeland Security

The Sobering Reality

Victims that have been a part of the foster care system: 90%

Underage sex trafficking victims who said they had been advertised or sold online: 75%

Girls sexually abused before their 18th birthday: 25%

Those that have the hope of rescue: 1%

Prevention

Education and awareness shed light on the dark reality of sex trafficking. Into the Light strives to educate communities, churches, first-responders, and law-enforcement on understanding and identifying sex trafficking victims. Using the Traps of the Trafficker presentation, our Juvenile Detention Outreach team educates high-risk females on avoiding the tricks and traps sex traffickers use to lure their victims.

Rescue

Victims are identified through the presentation of the Traps program and our partnerships with juvenile detention centers. Into the Light works closely with law enforcement to provide vital information to assist them in finding the predators. Our first-responder trainings allow for individuals on the front-lines to better understand sex trafficking and how to quickly identify a victim. In 2016, Into the Light will launch an internet surveillance team to identify potential victims of sex trafficking on the internet.

Restoration

Once victims have been identified, we work as advocates for survivors by assisting the juvenile justice system in finding the resources they need to place them on the path to healing. As there is currently no place of healing for minor survivors of sex trafficking in the state of Arkansas, Into the Light continues in our mission to establish trauma-based, residential care for minors.

183

AT RISK MINOR FEMALES TO WHOM THE 'TRAPS' PROGRAM HAS BEEN PRESENTED

520

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICERS, AND JUVENILE DETENTION STAFF TRAINED ON DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING

52

VOLUNTEERS EQUIPPED TO SERVE SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING

100

PERCENT OF INTO THE LIGHT'S RESOURCES DEDICATED TO ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Events

Check out what is coming up!

Volunteer Training-Hot Springs, AR

Friday, July 29th, 2016 | Christian Ministries Church- 548 Brookhill Branch Rd, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909


Volunteer Training - 8:30am-3:30pm

Juvenile Detention Outreach Training - 4:00pm-6:00pm

Cost: $10
Lunch and snacks provided
Dress: casual

Purpose of Training: To educate and bring awareness to the prevalence of sex trafficking in America. Understand the vulnerabilities that make someone at risk. Learn the tactics traffickers use to exploit. Equip you to identify a victim of sex trafficking. Prepare you for working with victims of sex trafficking by covering the topics of complex trauma and attachment issues.

To sign up email Michele : contact@intothelightus.org

Renew Architectural Exchange

On-going event | The River Bible Church


Donate or purchase reusable home goods, furniture, and appliances. All proceeds from sale directly benefit Into the Light.

For more information or to donate an item call: 870-470-9001 or contact@intothelightus.org.

2016 Out of the Darkness 5k Run/Walk

October 14th, 2016 | ASU - Mountain Home Campus - 1600 South College Street Mountain Home, AR 72653


6:00pm Kid's Fun Run (12 and Under)

6:30pm - 5k Run/Walk

Family Friendly Event!

Help us shed light on the dark reality of human trafficking! All proceeds from the event benefit Into the Light.

Signup for the race by clicking here!

Volunteer Training- Mountain Home, AR

Saturday, September 24, 2016 | The River Bible Church-3395 Hwy 62E Mountain Home, AR 72653


Volunteer Training - 8:30am-3:30pm

Juvenile Detention Outreach Training - 4:00pm-6:00pm

Cost: $10
Lunch and snacks provided
Dress: casual

Purpose of Training: To educate and bring awareness to the prevalence of sex trafficking in America. Understand the vulnerabilities that make someone at risk. Learn the tactics traffickers use to exploit. Equip you to identify a victim of sex trafficking. Prepare you for working with victims of sex trafficking by covering the topics of complex trauma and attachment issues.

To sign up email Michele : contact@intothelightus.org

Give

PLEASE CONSIDER A ONE TIME OR RECURRING DONATION TO INTO THE LIGHT. ALL PAYMENTS ARE SECURE AND WE DO NOT STORE ANY OF YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION ON OUR SERVERS.

Volunteer

get involved

Prayer Team:

"If prayer is a priority in your life"

While human sex trafficking is a dark issue, we are confident that Christ came to shed light on this darkness. We need committed prayer warriors who will develop a monthly prayer meeting, call the church to prayer, and organize and distribute prayer needs to our committed prayer partners.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. - Ephesians 6:12

Voice of Light Team

"If you have leadership qualities and love meeting new people"

Assist in developing church partnerships and liaisons. Educating the church is vital to ending trafficking and bringing healing to survivors.

Social Media Team

"If you like posting daily on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram"

Use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets to develop ways to engage audiences with Into the Light’s vision and bring the hope of Christ into the darkness of human sex trafficking.

Enlighten Arkansas Team

"If you like speaking in front of a group"

A team devoted to advocating on behalf of Into the Light at major speaking events, community information tables, and within personal social circles. This team will also focus on educating youth groups and at-risk teens.

Fundraising Team

"If you know creative ways to make money"

Help develop creative ways to raise sustainable funding for Into the Light and develop long-term financial partners. Partner with staff and other volunteers to carry out fundraising events.

Contact Us

SEND US AN EMAIL

Mailing:
P.O. Box 313, Mountain Home, AR 72654
Our Office Phone:
870-470-9001
Our Cell Phone:
870-405-6079 (call or text)
NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE NUMBER:
1-888-373-7888
Our Email:
contact@intothelightus.org

Our Partners

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO WIN THE BATTLE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON OUR OWN. THAT IS WHY WE ARE BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF SOME OF THE BEST LEADERS, THINKERS AND PARTNERS.

Contact Us

Mailing: P.O. Box 313, Mountain Home, AR 72654

Our Office Phone: 870-470-9001

Our Cell Phone: 870-405-6079 (call or text)

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE NUMBER: 1-888-373-7888

Our Email: contact@intothelightus.org

©2016 Into the Light. All rights reserved.