BSCC will be helping victims of human trafficking re-integrate to society by offering them housing and providing services (counseling, medical and legal services, and jobs) and preventing children, women and men from becoming victims. BSCC will also be providing the first human trafficking thrift store and library in the US.
Human trafficking has become a huge problem in the border region making men, women and children vulnerable. 350,000 children are commercially exploited in the US. San Diego is #8 in the nation. In addition, San Diego is the gates of horror for international trafficking. It also lends itself to have predators abuse children in Tijuana, Baja California making human trafficking a problem without borders. Since1997 BSCC has been combating the issue.
Through prevention, protection and education BSCC can prevent human trafficking by creating community awareness, save victims by rescuing them, and protect victims through shelter partners on both sides of the border. The project will help BSCC fill the necessary gaps to assist victims in their journey to recovery, educate the community, and prevent the victimization of men, women and children on both sides of the border. BSCC is creating the first human trafficking thrift store/library in US.
The programs that BSCC is creating have a two-prong objective: sustainability and victim re-integration to society by creating retail job opportunities as well as micro-enterprise opportunities. Through BSCC's programs victims will be able to survive and integrate into society. In prevention and education BSCC will reduce the number of potential victims to the scourge of human trafficking. Children and the community will be able to recognize the warnings signs of recruitment that will save many