A recent piece about human trafficking featured Noel, one of YouthCare's case managers at our Bridge Program. She spoke about her own story and how it motivates her to help sexually exploited girls recover from that life.
A 2008 study estimated that 300-500 minors are sexually exploited in King County each year. Since 2010, YouthCare's Bridge Program has provided dedicated residential and community-based recovery services to youth experiencing exploitation. In the first year of the program, we served 119 young people.