2020 Impact Report
1,093 Success Stories...and Counting!
Who We Serve
“My whole life changed because of my Survivor-Mentor”
– Victim Served by the Open Doors Outreach Network
CELEBRATING MANY GAINS FOR CHILD AND YOUNG ADULT VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING
By any measure, 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking served by the Voices for Florida Open Doors Outreach Network. At a time when public health authorities advised everyone to wear masks and maintain social distancing, victims needed help more than ever. Reports of human trafficking significantly increased during the pandemic, according to the Polaris Project . But with your help, and that of many others, we’re delivering on our mission to create transformational change for children.
While the pause button was pressed on much of our lives, Voices and our Open Doors providers fast forwarded digital and other creative changes to maintain 24/7/365 care and support. As the backbone organization for Open Doors, Voices will codify many of these innovations into our Open Doors care model of promising practices when we emerge out of this crisis.
Just as importantly, the pandemic further demonstrated the need for services like Open Doors with such a highly mobile population. Because we are a network of services, and funding follows the victim, we can provide the same high-quality care as victims move from county to county, as they often do.
To all our partners, funders and supporters, we thank you for your unwavering dedication to helping these victims on their journey to survivorship. In a year where many experienced so many losses due to COVID-19, your support empowered the many gains we achieved for victims. Together, with every dollar and every voice raised, we are making a difference.
Open Doors Statewide Director