In the fall of 2014, Christy Ivie was in Cambodia working with hundreds of children living in extreme poverty. Although she was there teaching hygiene, she began seeing a larger epidemic operating under the surface. She heard stories about families so desperate they were willing to sell their children to a stranger. She witnessed signs of children being sexually exploited in the tourist area of town. This enraged her and reminded her of the adults who had turned their backs on her while she was a child in an abusive home. She couldn’t turn her back on these children. She couldn’t return home and not take action. She had to take a stand against sex trafficking, both abroad and in her own community. Upon her return, she began attending trainings such as the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Summit, and was shocked to discover that Florida ranks third in the nation in reported cases. She realized Human Trafficking isn’t just an international problem, but it is everywhere, in every community.
Today, Christy’s Cause is positioned to make a difference – to be freedom fighters for those who aren’t able to fight for themselves. We exist to eradicate child sex trafficking through education, public awareness, restoration projects, and justice initiatives.
We believe collaboration with other like minded NGO’s, agencies, and organizations allows us to join together to make even bigger strides in bettering our community and achieving a common goal of eradicating human trafficking. No one agency or organization will ever be able to tackle this horrific crime alone. Collaboration helps us better understand and promote important services other organizations provide, brings creative solutions that would have otherwise been overlooked, and strengthens our advocacy efforts. We are proud to be part of the Human Trafficking Task Force of the Middle District of the State of Florida, a collaboration of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, working together with civic and charitable organizations in order to provide comprehensive services to trafficking victims.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of those who desperately need our help. Join us today, as we work to stop child sex trafficking.
sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it
liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another
mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
quality of being honest and having strong moral principles
restraint coupled with strength and courage
Christy’s Cause works to eradicate child sex trafficking through education, awareness, restoration projects, and justice initiatives.