- *Community Programs
- *Residential Programs
- *Graduate Services
Wondering what this is about…?
In the month of January, Classy Living Society (CLS) is helping to bring further awareness to Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. We’ve partnered with Wellspring Living here in Atlanta, GA to do just that.
**ABOUT WELLSPRING LIVING**
Founded in 2001, Wellspring Living is a non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia that provides domestic sex trafficking victims and those at risk with specialized recovery services through residential and community-based programs. The programs provide transformative care through therapeutic services, education, life skills, and personal and professional development. The focus for each participant is on developing their courage to move forward and their confidence to succeed. Through operating best practices and with a highly qualified staff, Wellspring Living programs are statistically proven in providing restorative services that yield positive, life-changing results.
Wellspring Living’s vision is to live in a world where every victim of sexual exploitation has access to transformative care. Wellspring Living is a leader in the nation for residential care and through the Wellspring Living Institute is able to educate, train and mentor organizations around the world.
WHAT IS DMST?
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, reauthorized in 2008, is “the recruitment, harbouring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act” where the person is U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident under age 18. DMST occurs when minors are forced, coerced or otherwise involved in the commercial sex industry. Despite how it may sound, trafficking does not require movement. A minor can be trafficked anywhere at any time and doesn’t even have to be moved beyond the boundaries of their own home to be a victim.
And learn the many ways you can get involved.