Sex trafficking program planned at local church

Brownstown Church of the Nazarene invites anyone interested in learning more about sex trafficking and exploitation to the 6 p.m. March 3 service at the church, 616 W. Commerce St., Brownstown.

Special speaker Carissa Muncie, a co-founder of Sojourn House, works with young women who have been sex trafficked and exploited.

Founded in 2019, Sojourn House exists to defend, restore and liberate women who have been exploited and trafficked. Primarily, Sojourn House provides 24 months of supportive housing while survivors work through layers of healing, education, career development and personal growth. In addition, Sojourn House works in the community through outreach in downtown Bloomington and surrounding areas.

The house is located on a rural wooded property in Monroe County. Residents are able to enjoy peace and sanctuary and support from staff and volunteers who provide programming and services throughout the 24-month program.

Topics to be covered during the March 3 presentation include: What does trafficking look like in rural Indiana? How does Sojourn House reach victims and survivors? What is going on at Sojourn House today? How can you be part of the movement toward freedom?

Muncie is a former educator, a veteran foster parent and an American Sign Language interpreter. She and her family have fostered youth who have experienced sex trafficking and other types of physical and emotional abuse. She has had extensive training and experience in trauma-informed care and care of youth exiting trafficking.