Victim Services

The Bakhita Empowerment Initiative provides comprehensive services to victims of both labor and sex trafficking.

Direct Services

Clients may receive assistance in the following areas:

  • School enrollment or GED application

  • Family reunification

  • Food, clothing and personal care items

  • Public benefits

  • Case management

  • ESL classes

  • Immigration legal services

  • Translation services

  • Job development

  • Repatriation

  • Support groups

  • Survivor leadership training

  • Tattoo and branding removal

  • Transitional shelter

Case Management

Case managers will support and empower clients, connecting them with the necessary resources to emancipate themselves from their traffickers. Case management includes the following services:

  • Accompany clients to service appointments, court dates and interviews with law enforcement

  • Advocate with service providers, law enforcement and courts

  • Assist with applications for benefits

  • Assess needs, set goals and devise a safety plan

  • Offer ongoing personal support and assistance with accessing services

Preventative Education and Trauma Support Groups

We offer My Life My Choice, a ten-session, nationally acclaimed prevention and support group curriculum that is used to educate and empower adolescent girls ages 11-18.

Contact Julie Horen for more information at 502-529-1678 or

Survivor Stories