During 2016, ZOE’s Los Angeles team:
- Provided support for young survivors of trafficking in response to several requests from federal law enforcement
- Attended a Child and Family Team Meeting to provide insights about human trafficking for a 15-year-old and her parents
- Provided training to several dozen Supervising Social Workers from the Department of Children and Family Services
- Provided backpacks, school supplies, Christmas gifts, and conference gifts for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children here in LA County
We also launched two new trainings in 2016. Both were developed for people who want to consider serving as foster parents; people interested in volunteering to work with young survivors of human trafficking; and people interested in pursuing employment with ZOE in the future. The team trained nearly 200 individuals throughout the year and look forward to training many more in 2017.
ZOE’s staff and supporters are so very excited that we were able to purchase 50 acres of land in northern Los Angeles County this year. The land will serve as the site for our children’s home. Thank you to all of you who helped to make this possible.
2017 is going to be an amazing year for ZOE’s ministry in Los Angeles. We hope to break ground on the ZOE Children’s Homes – Los Angeles campus this fall.
Please continue to pray for kids in the U.S. and around the world who are trapped in slavery. May God bring freedom and restoration to every one.