Local group renovates home for victims of child sex trafficking

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 19:26:59-05

Construction is underway at a secret location in the greater Kansas City area that will soon become the first-ever home exclusively for teenage and pre-teen girls rescued from sex trafficking.  

Restoration House KC is renovating a house that was donated. They need $350,000 to finish renovations and hire staff to open the house this fall.

Gregg Boll is the vice president of the Board of Restoration House KC. He's closely following progress on the renovation. 

"We want this to be a welcoming and safe and wonderful home for the girls who have been so traumatized in their young lives," said Boll. 

Police and prosecutors are working with the faith-based Restoration House KC to help child victims find help and hope.

The Blue River Kansas City Baptist Association is a partner with Restoration House, but the residential program for survivors of sex trafficking has its own 501(c)3. 

There are no solid numbers revealing how many girls are being used in sex trafficking. 

The new Restoration House KC for Minors will be able to house seven victims. Therapists, counselors, and staff with expertise in sex trafficking will also live in the house and provide around-the-clock help. Residents will also be able to pursue their education.

Restoration House KC still needs $350,000 to finish renovations and hire staff. You can click on this link if you would like to help.  

Restoration House KC is also having a gala on Saturday, January 20 at the Intercontinental at the Plaza to help raise money for the new home. The silent auction begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person.