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Malouf Foundation Opening Aftercare Facility For Human Trafficking Survivors In Utah

The Logan-based Malouf Foundation, which aims at fighting child sexual exploitation, announced Tuesday it is working to help survivors by opening an aftercare facility for victims. The announcement was made in Park City, where the foundation held a golf fundraiser event, which raised over $200,000. Every dollar will go directly toward the development of the new facility, according to a press release.Malouf Foundation board chair Kacie Malouf said the center will primarily be for girls who are between the ages of 11 and 18. She explained the survivors will “receive all encompassing healing in one place, typically for 18 months.” Services will include housing, medical care, clinical therapy, education, life skills training, faith support groups and legal assistance. 

 

For privacy and safety reasons, the foundation did not release the location of the new facility, but it will be in the greater Salt Lake area because of the available therapeutics and hospitals. The foundation hopes to begin construction in 2022. 

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