How We Can Help
The Bakhita Foundation is a new Roman Catholic apostolate incorporated in the state of Virginia, that focuses on identifying victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation and connecting them to resources for healing and restoration available within the Catholic Church and the local community.
We are actively in the process of gaining our 501(c)(3) status. Please visit our blog for current information.
Some of the things we do are:
-Provide workshops, speaker series, and seminars to Catholic schools and parishes
-Train professionals, clergy, and members of the broader community to identify red flags and how to report suspected trafficking to authorities
-Promote community awareness through social media and an online presence
-Provide prevention programs to groups of adolescents in schools, churches and youth organizations
-Offer resources for spiritual and emotional healing and restoration of victims including but not limited to Jesus’ Real Presence in the sacraments of the Catholic Church; healing prayer, days of recollection, and retreats, as well as connections to therapy and trauma- informed counseling services
-Offer support groups for family members of victims
-Partner with other local organizations to better serve victims
-Join together in a community of prayer for healing of victims and in support of the efforts of law enforcement, churches, and other community organizations on the front lines of the ant-trafficking movement