Journeys Reclaimed

February 27, 2019

  ZOE USABy Marji Iacovetti ZOE was privileged to support a Human Trafficking Symposium at Camp Scott on January 29th. The theme of this beautiful event was Reclaiming My Journey. The symposium equipped youth at the juvenile detention camp with knowledge about tactics traffickers use to lure and exploit young people. Trafficking survivor, Tika Thorton, […]

Support for Parents of CSEC

September 17, 2018

Support for Parents of CSEC by Marji Iacovetti This summer, LA County launched a pilot program to support parents of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC). ZOE was privileged to support the county’s efforts. The weekly meetings were held at a church and were led by two experienced and caring clinicians – one from the Department […]

A Wake-Up Call

July 16, 2018

A Wake-Up Call by Marji Iacovetti Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice held a Human Trafficking Summit in Washington D.C. During the summit, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, expressed the department’s active commitment to continue to combat the violent crime of human trafficking. Mr. Sessions reported several successful law enforcement efforts including prosecutions, long […]

Relentless Leaders

December 5, 2017

Relentless Leaders by Marji Iacovetti ZOE representatives were invited to speak briefly at the last two meetings of the LA County Board of Supervisors as our top county officials considered motions related to human trafficking. We were honored to share insights based on ZOE’s experience. 

Two Small Coins…and One Changed Life

July 20, 2016

ZOE is working in close partnership with Safe Harbor Family Services, a nonprofit organization that recruits, equips, and supports foster families. After experiencing safety, love, and care at ZOE Children’s Homes – Los Angeles, many kids will be ready to move to family settings where they can continue the healing process.

Searching for the Glitch

April 18, 2016

ZOE Supporters Help Child Trafficking Survivors ZOE was recently contacted by a law enforcement official who asked if we could provide some clothing for two survivors of child trafficking. We let the caller know that we’d be glad to help. This request was right on mission for ZOE International. We decided to create an Amazon […]

Time Well Spent

January 11, 2016

Combat Human Trafficking Through Prayer “In the end, human trafficking is a spiritual battle. God, alone, has the power to stop this abuse.” I had shared this perspective with several groups and individuals, and I meant it. After I finished speaking, I went to the ZOE office. As usual, I pulled out my task list […]

Men Standing Against Sex Trafficking

November 16, 2015

What Men Can Do to Stop Sex Trafficking When it comes to providing care for victims of child sex trafficking, men often step back a bit. They are sensitive to the reality that many of the victims are girls who have suffered deeply at the hands of men. I genuinely appreciate that sensitivity. At the […]

Redefining “Daddy” on Father’s Day

June 18, 2015

Human Traffickers and “Daddy” Most children who are sexually trafficked in the U.S. have deeply distorted views about family. When a male human trafficker looks for a child to exploit, he often looks for a young teen who was sexually abused during early childhood. He preys on the confusion and vulnerabilities that result from that […]