Hope for Trafficked and Exploited Teens

Gracehaven Director

Scott Arnold




"You don't feel like a person when you are offered up like a product."

A young lady shared these thoughts with her Gracehaven case worker. Imagine being just 14-years old and passed from man to man, being forced to do whatever they want. Then think about the all-too-often reality that she was trafficked by members of her own family for drug money!

Child sex trafficking has been called a world of "psychological shackles." The trauma runs deep. The effects can last for years. But there is hope and healing. Gracehaven was founded to care for these young survivors, and to help prevent others from ever falling victim to the life.

In Her Words

Abused. Betrayed. Exploited. Yet she still finds hope for her future. Take a few minutes to walk in the shoes of a Gracehaven survivor as she shares her compelling and encouraging story.

Join the Mission

More than 1,000 minors are sexually trafficked in Ohio annually. Gracehaven works on the front lines, employing a comprehensive strategy that includes Residential Care, Prevention Education and Awareness, Community Case Management, and Community Collaboration. And we serve clients from all over Ohio, with offices in Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland and Southeast Ohio.

We are always looking for partners to join us in this mission! Go to our website to learn how you can serve these precious young people.

A Fun Way to Serve Survivors

"Over the Edge to End Child Sex-Trafficking" is our rappelling event held every June. You can raise money to scale down the 26 stories of The Chase Tower in downtown Columbus. Or you can support in other ways by volunteering or helping others go over the edge. Check out the website to learn more.


Can You Recognize Human Trafficking?

Gracehaven teamed with the Women's Circle of Fairfield County to create this Public Service Announcement.