Anne’s House Provides Escape, Hope for the Young and Exploited
This week The Salvation Army Chicago Metropolitan Division will open Anne’s House, one of the few residential homes in the country to offer support for sexually exploited young women.
It will provide a welcome escape for females between the ages of 12 and 21 from the abusive and enslaving world of prostitution.
Girls and women that young caught in prostitution? It’s something we tend to imagine only happens in less developed foreign countries – certainly not our own. But the Chicago Tribune estimates “as many as 16,000 young people are involved in the sex trade in Chicago.” And that’s just Chicago.
But at Anne’s House they will find opportunities to help turn their lives around. Here The Salvation Army will offer them a safe place, attention of a caring staff of caseworkers and counselors, and educational classes and training.
We’re excited for this new facility’s opening and the invaluable support it will provide to women in much need of help!
For more information about how The Salvation Army is battling sexual exploitation and human trafficking, visit The Salvation Army Chicago’s PROMISE (Partnership to Rescue Our Minors from Sexual Exploitation) website at www.sapromise.org.
You can also learn about our national efforts here.