The Starr Institute is an Atlanta-based organization seeking to provide services for young girls who have been victims of sexual abuse or exploitation.
Females comprise 80% of the individuals targeted by sex traffickers. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the United States, which creates an environment that is attractive to traffickers and dangerous for young women.
At The Starr Institute we are dedicated to helping girls by providing holistic programming that will promote physical, psychological, cultural, and educational wellbeing. We believe that every child deserves a life free from harm, particularly the hurt that comes from sexual abuse. We will also work to combat recidivism amongst girls impacted by sexual abuse.
The mission of The Starr Institute is to educate, engage and empower youth through awareness and prevention resources and to offer transformative skills in a safe space designed to positively develop and instill the confidence necessary for survivors to thrive.
That all youth receive the care, support and skills they need to thrive.
We will place The Starr Institute homes in states with a high density of child exploitation reports.
We will work to reduce rates of recidivism for girls within the criminal justice system.
We will connect girls with the right service care providers that will equip them with the tools necessary to prevent them from losing themselves within their trauma.