You Helped A Teen Rescued from Sex Trafficking Take Back Her Life

After coming to the U.S. on her own at age 15, Josefina was forced into the sex industry by someone she considered a trusted friend. Because she had no family, resources, or support system here, she was especially vulnerable. The evil of sex trafficking may seem hidden in the shadows, but it is tragically pervasive […]

Catholic Charities Gave a Young Girl Hope After the Trauma of Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit, 14-year-old Karla had already faced many life storms. She came to Houston to reunite with her mother and to escape abuse at the hands of her father and relatives back in Honduras. While waiting to reunite, she lived in St. Michael’s Homes for Children, Catholic Charities’ shelter for unaccompanied minors. For […]