Human Trafficking Safe Homes for minor girls rescued from sex trafficking in Lee County.
Wings of Shelter Int’l, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) faith-based organization dedicated to the intervention and prevention of child sex trafficking across our city, country, and globe. We offer restoration, rehabilitation, and safe harbor housing to minor female survivors of trafficking while fighting against the factors that encourage trafficking to thrive.
We hope through education and community awareness to prevent victimization from occurring before it is too late. We believe that Together, We Can Make a Difference in the fight against slavery, injustice, and violence – and we hope you will join us!
Wings of Shelter currently operates Safe Houses in Southwest Florida for minor females rescued from domestic sex trafficking. Our goal is to rescue, restore and rehabilitate survivors through a victim-centered, non-punitive approach.
We are licensed through the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) as a long-term group home, meaning there are no limits to how long a child might stay. Part-time and full-time caregivers staff our safe houses, both single women and married couples, to provide a familial, rather than an institutionalized, setting.
We understand the complications of long-term abuse, neglect, manipulation, and brainwashing endured through trafficking. All staff is trained with an understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its effects.
We work to empower and encourage our clients academically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially to help them heal from the complex trauma they have endured and move toward independence. Residents of our program receive trauma-focused mental health counseling, medical care, private schooling, tutoring, the opportunity to pursue extracurricular hobbies, part-time jobs
and re-socialization through our volunteer big sister program.