The founder of WellHouse, Tajuan McCarty, will be speaking about the organization and sharing her testimony on Saturday, January 28, at 11 a.m. at the Heflin Amory.
The Well-House was founded in 2010 and is a nonprofit, faith-based and Christ-centered organization devoted to the rescue and recovery of women who are being sexually exploited. Based in Birmingham, they reach out to victims of sex trafficking through Special Ops (street outreach) and referrals. Through the program, victims are provided shelter, food, clothing, spiritual guidance, and other necessary support, either in-house or through referrals. In the care of the WellHouse, exploited women are empowered to reclaim their stolen lives.
McCarty is a survivor of human trafficking. There have been over 250 females served by WellHouse since 2011.
Currently, the WellHouse averages serving 20 women, three of whom are parenting their children.
The WellHouse has a 24/7 crisis line and calls are received from victims, FBI, Homeland Security, local and state law enforcement and other human services agencies referring victims.
Victims are brought by car, bus and airplane.
Shallon LeCroy is helping with the event said, “We started out small and I am just overwhelmed by the response we have had from this community and local churches wanting to get involved.”
For more information you can contact the Well-House from Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or call the crisis line at 800-991-0948.