CAST TC (Citizens Against Sex Trafficking)’s vision is to break the chains of human slavery and trafficking in Northern Michigan through the combined talents of a committed community of volunteers and contributors.
We address human trafficking in Northern Michigan through spreading awareness in our community.
CAST held showings of the human trafficking documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, in which writer/director,
Benjamin Nolot, set forth action steps for CAST/the audience/attendees. CAST TC also welcomed State Senator Judy Emmons and Laura Toy, of the Institute of Human Trafficking Education, who spoke about landmark legislation recently passed in Michigan, designed to end slavery and support its survivors. CAST learned from local law enforcement officials of the endless cycle of manipulation that girls arrested for sex trafficking encounter. Often when arrested, victims are sent to jail, then bailed out by their abuser/trafficker, who beats them and once again throws them back on the street.
Armed with new, legislation, CAST took action to break this perverted cycle and provide a safe alternative for these victims of sex trafficking. Working closely with law enforcement, CAST began plans to provide a shelter – a safe placement option for trafficked victims at their time of arrest. A property was presented to CAST, and the CAST SAFE HOUSE took root.
CAST is seeking contributors and volunteers to make this Safe House for young women a reality. Your contributions will help complete the build-out and remodel of the existing structure, supply the Safe House with necessary furnishings and personal items, and provide the emergency medical and placement services and the professional help these young women will need to begin a new life. You can also join us by volunteering your talents to CAST. Be a part of the excitement and hope of turning human trafficking around. We are a 501(c)(3) organization; contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Help us help them. Contributions may be made through our website www.tc-cast.org.