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New facility to help human trafficking victims opens in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A new facility to help victims of human trafficking has opened in the City of St. Louis.

The 12-bedroom facility is a place where officers can drop off girls between the ages of 12 and 17 that are impacted by human trafficking. After being dropped off at the facility, the girls have access to mental health services, guidance, medical care and mentors.

“The most effective way to impact change and to tackle social unjust issues like human trafficking is to come together through partnerships like these. We are proud to be part of this initiative and to have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of these female victims,” said Sara Lahman, chief executive officer, Annie Malone Children and Family Services.

The facility is a partnership between Annie Malone Children and Family Services, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis Family Court and Washington University.

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