ZOE Child Rescue Protects Children
Our ZOE Child Rescue (ZCR) team is constantly taking calls, participating in investigations, making assessments, and following up with families. The children we rescue from human trafficking come from all different types of backgrounds and there is no one solution that works for every child. One child may do best back with her relatives while another child has no family or would not be safe with her family and it is best for her to come to ZOE. Our goal is to find the solution that is best for each individual child.
An example of this is a call we received about a girl who was in danger of being abducted and abused by a perpetrator in her community. Her caregiver filed a report with the police, but unfortunately the perpetrator was granted bail and he escaped to the border. He threatened the child and those who cared for her that he would come back and take her. Because of his history of drug abuse and murder charges, his threats needed to be taken seriously.
After government officials did their investigation, they determined the child was not safe living in this community. We then conducted our own follow-up investigation and decided to bring her to ZOE because she was highly at risk. At first, it was hard for her to be away from her family, but she quickly adapted to life at ZOE while we provided her the protection she needed.
Whether it is a child who has been trafficked or a child who is in danger of being trafficked, ZOE continues to provide protection for children in danger…for as long as they need.
“Your love never fails, never gives up
Never runs out on me
On and on and on and on it goes……” – Jesus Culture