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Welcome to the Justice Ministry! We equip everyday people & create community based safe homes in Hawaii.
We started the Justice Ministry in 2008 based on the promptings of God through dreams & prayers. A primary focus of the ministry is caring for those trapped in the exploitative sex industry through outreach; aftercare; community education; and partnering with local churches, as well as, local, national and international organizations. The ministry also provides assistance to victims of labor trafficking as well as sex trafficking. We build avenues of restoration for each victim based on their individual needs. Our vision is to see a movement of justice in churches across the state, creating safe havens for victims in community based safe homes all throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Since 2008, we have helped over 100 survivors of human trafficking. Mostly women, girls, and their children leaving the exploitative sex trade and pursuing their dreams in life again. Most of them living with us in our homes and becoming a part of our church ohana. Our transformational homes and relationships with survivors have not only empowered the survivors to heal but also equipped them to create their own safe home environment for their kids. In the process it has also changed our own lives. Ultimately, we've learned we can sacrifice in a way that is life giving to our soul.
Over the years we have supported legislative change and seen Hawaii enact its first trafficking laws as well as bring stiffer penalties to traffickers, pimps, and customers by updating existing laws. Through outreach efforts we have connected with hundreds of young women, girls, and boys lured into Honolulu’s sex industry.
The fight isn’t over though. Pimps have not slowed down, if anything they have ramped up in recent years. Now is the time for us to ramp up too.
Everyday people, like you and I, can make a difference.
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A single community home can have MASSIVE impact and is capable of Unlimited Transformation in the life of an individual. BUT it needs several good leaders with really good training. We train our team members on the dynamics of human trafficking, the best practices of community homes, and trauma informed care to support survivors along their journey to recovery.
A community based safe home may look like a family opening up the spare bedroom in their home an adult survivor, or a group of singles living together & pooling their resources so they can support someone, or even a foster care family working to help vulnerable youth.
We have developed our own four tiered housing model to structure community homes for success and our training leaders within the Bluewater community on it now. For trauma informed care, we use Mending the Soul curriculum to train leaders through a 12 week small group. Once leaders have been trained on MTS, then we can lead them through mentorship training specifically focused on supporting complex trauma survivors.
In 2018 we are planning regional justice conferences! Sign up here for more information.
Report Suspected Trafficking
Report all suspected Child Human Trafficking to your local Dept of Human Services. In Hawaii the phone number for DHS child human trafficking is 808-832-1999. The National Human Trafficking Hotline for adult human trafficking is 888-373-7888.
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- Governments estimate there are 27 million slaves being held worldwide—more than at any point in human history. (U.S. State Department, March 2012)
- Sexual exploitation makes up 79% of identified forms of human trafficking, including prostitution, forced stripping, massage services, and pornography. (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, 2009)
- After drug trafficking, trafficking in humans ties with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today. It is the fastest growing. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011)
- Most sex trafficking is regional or national and is perpetrated by traffickers who are the same nationality as their victims. (United Nations, Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, 2009)
- As many as 2 million children are subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade. (U.S. State Department, Trafficking in Persons Report, 2011)
- At least 15,000 people are trafficking into the United States annually. (U.S. State Department, Trafficking in Persons Report, 2010)
- Estimates suggest as many as 300,000 children annually are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation. (Richard Estes and Neil Weiner for University of Pennsylvania, 2001)
- The average age of entry into prostitution in the United States is 13- to 14-years-old. (Sara Ann Friedman for ECPAT-USA, “Who Is There to Help Us?,” 2005)
- Nationwide there are fewer than thirty safe homes for victims of sex trafficking to receive treatment and services. This severe shortage regularly causes their inappropriate placement in juvenile detention facilities. (Streetlight Tuscon, 2012)