FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA)–Right now the non-profit Youth Bridge is enlisting other local non-profits in the area to join it in the fight against sex trafficking.
The organization has received a street outreach grant to connect at-risk teens with resources aimed at preventing and getting them out of sex trafficking situations.
Youth Bridge in Fayetteville says the grant is specifically for runaway and homeless youth services.
The team wants to go out and find these at-risk kids, develop a relationship with them, and connect them to resources that will keep them safe.
Kody Ford, the street outreach coordinator at Youth Bridge said, “We’re looking for young people up to age 21 who are homeless who are being sex trafficked or are at risk of being trafficked.”
Ford and his team at Youth Bridge in Fayetteville have plans to go across Washington and Benton counties to look for at-risk kids.