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Shelter for human trafficking victims opens in Louisville's California neighborhood

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A ribbon cutting was held Thursday morning for a center dedicated to providing a safe haven for human trafficking victims.

The Kristy Love Foundation Survivor House is on Date Street in the California neighborhood. It's a survivor-led program that provides comprehensive services for women suffering from addiction, prostitution and human trafficking.

Women can stay at the house for six-to-18 months and get therapy and job training.

"They need to know that there's a safe place they can go to without a referral," said Angela Renfro, executive director at the center. "They know that they can come up to this porch step and knock on the door and we will open our arms to them. Once you touch the doorknob at Kristy Love Foundation, you are no longer a victim, you're a survivor."

A clothing closet will also be open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for human trafficking victims at the survivor house.

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