The trips were anything but fun or glamorous. Gaines was under the control of violent pimps — beginning when she was 14 years old in Minneapolis. Jenny Gaines is a program specialist at Breaking Free, which is adding shelter space for victims of sex trafficking to its University Avenue offices in St. She is the program specialist for Breaking Free in St. Paul, a survivor-led nonprofit that works with women who have been involved in prostitution or victims of sex trafficking.
As the Twin Cities prepares to host Super Bowl LII, planning has long been underway to address any accompanying uptick in prostitution or sex trafficking. They want people to know: A study released in , which looked at the picture of trafficked minor girls in Minneapolis, also likely matches trends in St. Many then ran away from home when they were young teenagers. Can you help me?
More than 80 people grouped themselves into specialties, including marketing professionals who could push a public-awareness campaign, business leaders to help raise money, and service providers to coordinate their response.
Committee members have been providing training and information to neighborhood groups around the stadium, faith-based and social justice groups, people who work at hotels, and Crew 52, the 10, volunteers who are assisting during the Super Bowl, Williams said.
The anti-sex trafficking efforts are focused on the 10 days around the Feb. There will be more street outreach workers, and additional hours, beds and staff at drop-in centers and shelters for youth and adults. A sign on the door at the Breaking Free offices in St. Paul details the steps the group is undertaking for the Super Bowl. They also will have extra staff and volunteers on hand, Pfarr said.
Men are more than consumers. Choi, the Ramsey County attorney, said he thinks this is the right approach to take. The Minnesota Day One Crisis Line is available for people seeking safety or resources across the state.