Program & Services | Ark of Freedom Alliance

Program and Services

Awareness & Education

Community​ ​outreach​ ​events​ ​and training aimed​ at ​educating​ ​the​ ​community​, service providers and law enforcement ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ identify and engage male​ ​human​ ​trafficking victims,​ and those at risk, ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​how​ ​to​ ​report​ ​trafficking​ ​and​ ​support​ ​marginalized​ ​youth.

National research supports the significant scope and scale of the trafficking of men and boys.  More than half of all youth exploited for commercial sex identify as male.  Of those, about half identify as gay or bisexual.

Preventative Outreach, Mentoring And Education

Preventative street outreach staff and volunteers engage with youth and young adults at risk of exploitation as a result of homelessness, LGBTQ discrimination, histories of abuse, substance abuse, mental health challenges, barriers to employment and / or involvement with criminal justice system. Young people are provided basic needs, mentoring, advocacy, care coordination, and referred White House, or community partners for services.

Survivors are paired with a mentor who serves as an advocate, ally and navigator as the young person begins their road to recovery.