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Local Nonprofit Holds Healing Gala Event

HEALING GALA FOR SEX ABUSE SURVIVORS — David Wayne

Pensacola, FL (Newsradio 92.3) — A local transitional home for survivors of sex trafficking held its annual healing gala over the weekend… Set Free Refuge provides housing, counseling services, and case management for young women who have survived sex trafficking and exploitation.

“I think the reason that I’m so invested in ending human trafficking is because so many women are affected by sexual abuse,” says Set Free Refuge Executive Director Marcie Landreth talked with Channel 3. “Human trafficking is commercialized sexual abuse… I want to give back to other women that have experienced that kind of sexual trauma.”

Executive Director Marcie Landreth says the home was able to house five young women and serve 25 different survivors over the last year. During the event some large donations were made to the organization — Landreth says that money will go wards building a second home in the community.

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