Special report: Sex trafficking in Birmingham - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Special report: Sex trafficking in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Sex trafficking is not only a problem in other countries; it's also a problem here in Birmingham. A Birmingham-based non-profit organization called The WellHouse, Inc. is ministering to women who are trapped in the sex trafficking industry by offering 24-7 emergency care and a safe place to stay.

The organization is led by director Tajuan McCarty, who once walked the same streets in Woodlawn as a prostitute that she now walks in prayer along with other volunteers. McCarty says the ministry has helped rescue at least 17 girls since opening in January 2011.

Lisa Holifield, radio host of the show "Roxanne and Russel" on WDJC FM 93.7 joined McCarty in the ministry of The WellHouse, Inc. She and McCarty lead volunteers as they hand out Bibles, prayer walk in areas of the city known for sex trafficking and leave informational flyers in motels that describe the services The WellHouse, Inc. can offer to women who want help.

See the video above for more details and check out The WellHouse, Inc. on Facebook for updates on this ministry.

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