The Refuge for DMST presents Circle of Hope: A Special Tour of The Refuge Ranch
The Refuge for DMST will present a special tour of The Refuge Ranch, a 50-acre, 23-building labor of love that serves as a place of rest and restoration for child sex trafficking survivors. The Refuge Ranch opened in August of 2018 to meet a crucial gap in care for victims of the fastest growing crime in the world. With 48 beds, The Refuge Ranch is the largest long-term, live-in rehabilitation community for child survivors of sex trafficking in the United States.
Circle of Hope is a first-time-ever, open house tour of The Refuge Ranch. Outside of the residents, staff members and advocates directly involved in the survivors' care, very few people have been inside the gates since it opened. During the online event, viewers will witness the organization's mission in action. They will get to see the everyday hope and healing of The Refuge Ranch, as seen through the eyes of a representative child survivor of sex trafficking.
The goal of The Refuge is to provide the best care available for these children. The hope is that The Refuge treatment model will be known as the Mayo Clinic, or the MD Anderson for survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking. During the event, viewers will get to learn about the Circle of Care developed to address the complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression that is unique to children who have endured the unimaginable.