Healing Place is our project in Central Florida to raise funds to build homes for those who have survived human sex trafficking. Check out the link to learn more. Healing Place
Not4Sale is our Canadian partner in Alberta, Canada. Not4Sale has a home for those who have survived in Mexico and is also planning on creating a home in Alberta next year. BAT Canada is working side by side. Not4Sale
We partner with Mission 823 to provide housing in Ukraine.
Healing Place is our dream. BAT was started to help eradicate human sex trafficking but we have always known that there is a shortage of housing for those coming out of the life. Many call us regularly and there just does not seem to be space available. We have helped place individuals throughout Florida and even as far as California. We are constantly on the lookout for partnerships and places.
But it is our dream to build a center of five homes to house those who have come out of the life of being trafficked.
We presently provide housing through partnerships, apartments, etc... for about ten individuals a year and we hope to increase that dramatically as the funds are raised. To be honest with you we are so busy doing the work of helping those who have survived that we often don't spend a great deal of time fundraising. All those connected with BAT are volunteers so it does make things "tricky" at times.
We also are now dealing with the new reality of the Pandemic that has swept our world. The Covid-19 virus has changed many things and as we seek to prayerfully navigate through this season we are evaluating how to move forward with the housing plans.
Each person who comes to us becomes part of our family and we provide education, clinical trauma informed counseling, job training/coaching as well as job placement. We have helped support some as they went through court battles and also provide all necessary addiction counseling and in the case of many that we have helped: medical and dental assistance as well. Each person we partner with can stay as long as needed and the minute we are contacted we move into action. There is no waiting or vetting period as we believe those who reach out need help NOW. All of our Chapters are hands on and provide as many services as they can. We are honored to be part of such a humble group!
Each person who volunteers with Bikers Against Trafficking goes through an extensive federal background check and we provide ongoing training. No one on our team takes any money for any personal needs as every dollar raised goes to direct client care. We operate on a lean basis but as a result we have gotten to help many individuals.
We hope to build six houses on roughly 2 acres
If you want to get involved in our Healing Place project please get in touch with us today. Thanks!