Louisiana Love Home for Children is a faith-based nonprofit organization and residential program for young sex trafficking survivors. Through our program, these survivors are provided with a homelike environment, virtual school, and the opportunity to actively participate in a structured community life. We are located in North Louisiana.
Sex trafficking survivors face many challenges on their road to recovery, especially as teenagers. With our program, survivors learn empathy, accountability, responsibility, and respect for themselves and the community. We provide them with much-needed love, support, and nonjudgmental acceptance.
Each resident under our care receives a person-centered approach for their treatment module, focusing on autonomy and independence in identifying the goals they want to achieve. We help them with their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development as they pursue their individual goals.Louisiana Love Home for Children offers treatment and assistance to victims between the ages of 11 and 17. We expect to open our doors and welcome these survivors by May 2022. We will initially offer housing for up to six females with the aim to add more homes in the future. At this time we cannot house survivors that will need extensive mental health intervention, medical care, or who need to be incarcerated.
If you believe in our cause and wish to help in our goals, you may donate to our organization through the link below. Any amount will go a long way in making a difference in the lives of the survivors under our care. We will be offering opportunities for volunteers to mentor, tutor, and a vessel of unwavering support for our children.
A Brief History of Our Organization
Louisiana Love Home for Children is a new therapeutic group home with a unique history that sets it apart from other therapeutic group homes. The house is owned and operated by Sharon D. Pleasant, a licensed professional mental health counselor.
Ms. Pleasant has worked as a counselor for Gracehaven and Rahab's Hideaway in Columbus, Ohio, both sex trafficking group homes. She has been instrumental in raising public awareness about the social injustice of human sex trafficking in Ohio. Through our organization, she hopes to address human sex trafficking in her home state of Louisiana as well.
Ms. Pleasant has professional training in the following areas:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
The team members training in the following areas:
Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
We strive to enhance the dignity and quality of life of the youth by eliminating barriers to recovery and increasing opportunities for a fulfilling life. Our home provides the residents an opportunity to learn life skills that will disrupt the cycle of abuse and poverty in their lives.