• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    The S.O.A.P. Project

    Margaret Rose, president of American Baptist Women’s Ministries of the West Area in Michigan and an avid anti-trafficking advocate, offers a way that you can save our adolescents from prostitution through the S.O.A.P. Project described below:

    The S.O.A.P. Project (S.O.A.P. stands for “Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution”) was begun by author and survivor Theresa Flores who shares her personal story as a 15-year old Christian teen living with her family in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit, Michigan. She was drugged by a classmate, raped, threatened, and trafficked for domestic minor sex for two long years. Going to school by day, she was forced to sneak from her home by night to endure more as a child than most adults will endure during their lifetimes. Hear Theresa tell her story.

    Years later, when she remembered being left to clean herself up in a motel room bathroom, God gave her the idea to use soap to intervene on behalf of others who are being sexually exploited. She began packaging and offering to motels small bars of soap with a message that includes the National Human Trafficking Hotline phone number, 1-888-3737-888 (www.PolarisProject.org), along with a photo booklet of Missing and Exploited Children. Today Theresa Flores and her team train individuals and groups to educate hotel workers about sex trafficking and prostitution and to place the messaged soaps in motel rooms, especially near major sporting events and large conventions that draw traffickers and their victims.

    Learn more about the S.O.A.P. Project and how you can help.

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