We will not only use horses in our program. But use a variety of animals for the kids to connect with and heal through.
For Christine & Alan personally being outside in God's creation brings them a sense of peace, and a knowing that we are not alone. We want these kids to be out in nature and hopefully experience this. Some activities will include horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and hiking.
We will use art as a tool for the kids to be able to express themselves. Through painting, drawing, pottery, dance, music, or writing. Which can bring about healing and help these kids work through their emotional traumas.
1. There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children. 
2. According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation. 
3. Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including: forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography. 
4. Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking). It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year. Of that number, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries. 
5. California harbors 3 of the FBI’s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas on the nation: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. 
6. From 2007 to 2017, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, has received reports of 34,700 sex trafficking cases inside the United States. 
7. In 2017, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims. 
[1.] "TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT." United States Department. Accessed February 25, 2014, http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/34158.pdf.
[2.] "Human Trafficking Facts." National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Accessed February 25, 2014.
[3.] UNODC. "UNODC on human trafficking and migrant smuggling". Accessed February 25, 2014.
[4.] CNN. "The CNN Freedom Project." Accessed March 4, 2015.
[5.]California Against Slavery. "What is Human Trafficking?." Safer California Foundation. Accessed February 25,2014,http://www.caseact.org/learn/humantrafficking/http://www.caseact.org/learn/humantrafficking/http://www.caseact.org/learn/humantrafficking/.
These facts should NOT be real, especially in today's world! That is why this issue is so important and you can do something about this. You can take a stand to stop this by either donating to non-profits who are in the fight, volunteering your time and/or spreading the word about this epidemic.
Here are some other organizations that are in the fight with us to stop this:
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