In the past few years, there has been so much talk about human and sex trafficking, great awareness has been raised on the issue, but it seems like a problem that only exists in foreign countries and that there is not much that we can do here to combat it.
Do you know that the Sacramento area is one of the worst in the US for Sex Trafficking? Most of the girls that end up in these situations come from the foster care system.
images thanks to Jered Martin (www.severalguys.com)
For the past 16 years, The Glass Slipper has stepped into this space saying “we believe the best way to end sexual exploitation is to never let it start”. Founded by Jackie Guzman, the whole heart behind this organization is to “continue to seek innovative ways to reach and strengthen more girls” in order that these girls, who are in the foster care system, can discover their self-worth and take necessary steps towards independent living.
Completely volunteer run and operated, the Glass Slipper is based out of their hospitality house in Citrus Heights, California. Come on the walk-through that Jackie Guzman gave us of their place.
the Mariposa Hospitality House
This facility serves as the base from where the Glass Slipper runs and operates all of it's programs.
Founder Jackie Guzman took us on a walk-through of the facility that was donated to the organization. The house is commercially zoned in the suburb of Sacramento call Citrus Heights; it is a fantastic house that is perfectly fitting for the programs that Glass Slipper runs. In this place, girls are interacting with positive role models and mentors learning behavioral, social, and emotional skills that will last them a lifetime.