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ZOE USA receives license to open ZOE Home for Youth in Los Angeles

We are so excited to have finally received our license to open the ZOE Home for Youth (ZHY). “From 2016, when we closed escrow and submitted our plans to receiving our license to open, God has been guiding us, answering prayers and performing miracles along the way,” said Vickie McCoy, ZHY Residential Manager.

 

“Currently, the ZOE team is working with the Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) and Department of Probations to interview girls who will come to live at the ZOE Home for Youth. “Our first youth arrived in the middle of August,” said Ester Yu, ZOE Assistant Western USA Regional Director.

“When we are at full capacity, we will have six girls living at the home.”

photo of kitchen at the home

The ZOE Home for Youth Los Angeles is just one of many homes in America that we hope to build for young survivors of human trafficking. Thank you to all of our donors for praying and supporting us financially to help make this dream a reality.

 

“I love the home! You guys have thought of everything,” said a survivor leader, after her tour of the ZHY.

Dr. Plunkett: ZHY & Western USA Regional Director – “My role is to make sure we are compliant and our staff are equipped,” said Dr. Plunkett. “I will be teaming up with our ZHY Administrator Temica on this as well as educating the team on trauma-informed care and interventions for the youth from a psychological perspective.”

Temica Wofford: ZHY Administrator – “I am responsible for making sure the girls are receiving their day-to-day programming and activities, and their needs are being met. I will also be supervising staff, facility managers, and specialists and giving them direction on how to handle conflicts as well as setting up trainings.”

Vickie McCoy: ZHY Residential Manager and Youth Specialist – “My role at ZHY will be to maintain an environment of love and safety in the home,” said Vickie. “I will live on-site and serve as a caregiver for the youth while providing support and mentoring in areas such as education, recreation, cleaning, and cooking.”

L-R: Assemblymember Suzette Valladares, ZHY Administrator Temica Wofford, Congressman Mike Garcia, Assemblymember Thomas Lackey and ZOE COO Dave Cox. These and other community leaders toured the ZOE Home for Youth to learn more about the issue of child trafficking in Los Angeles.

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