Louisville center opens its doors to provide safe-haven for human trafficking victims
The Free2Hope center on Barrett Avenue offers basic food and shelter needs and other resources designed to help victims break free.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new center has opened its doors in Louisville to help victims of what community leaders call a massive problem.
Free2Hope is a drop-in center for victims of human trafficking.
Attorney General Andy Beshear has made fighting the problem a priority of his office. He was at the center for today's ribbon cutting, which takes place during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
The center on Barrett Avenue offers basic food and shelter needs and other resources designed to help victims break free.
"We want to make sure they have a chance to decide what they want to do," said Amy Leenerts, the founder of the center. "These victims have had their choices taken away for so long. To give them that choice really helps them become a whole person again."
Right now the center is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but plans to expand those hours.
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