Magdalene's, Inc.

Not In Our Backyard.

Shining Light Into the Darkest Corners of Our Community.

Join Us.

We now know.

It's easy to believe human trafficking happens somewhere else, certainly not in our community and not near our children. We were wrong.  

But there is always hope. Want to learn more? Click on this link.  

Magdalene's exists today to inform the public about the reality of sex trafficking in our own community and to assist adult women survivors of sexual exploitation.

This is why...

Florida ranks third in the U.S. in human trafficking cases.
More than 70% of those cases are for sex trafficking.
DCF reports NW Florida has the highest trafficking intake rate in the State per 100 children in population.
The most prevalent form of trafficking in our area is a person being trafficked by members of their own family.

This is how...

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Magdalene's House

Magdalene’s House is a long term residential home for adult women survivors of sexual exploitation. Magdalene's House offers an opportunity for Recovery, Restoration and Renewal in a holistic, trauma-informed setting. 

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Magdalene's Gifts & Gatherings

Magdalene's Gifts & Gatherings is a retail enterprise and more, supporting our mission through sale of artisan-designed products and by offering a place of beauty and sanctuary for all. We sell so that women aren’t.

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Invest In A Life

A sex trafficking survivor may not know she has a God-given glory. We hope to change that. Join us or join the movement. You are investing in a life. Magdalene's needs an army of women (and men) willing to invest their time, talents and resources.

Why are we starting with sex trafficking?

Victims can be sold 15-40 times every 24 hours

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“Within 48 hours of running away 1 out of 3 children are solicited for sex. Victims can be sold 15-40 times every 24 hours. 1 in 9 children receive online sexual solicitation.
- Human Trafficking Statistics & Resources, Selah Freedom 

Trauma occurs repeatedly … and includes catastrophic…and entrapping trauma.

“For these victims, complex trauma occurs repeatedly and cumulatively, usually over a period of time and often includes catastrophic, deleterious and entrapping trauma that can be persistent and devastating.”  
- Evelyn P. Boyer, Ph.D., as published in

What is most consistently expressed is the lack of qualified shelter care.

Estimates for the number of people at risk of becoming trafficking victims in the United States varies widely, from 100,000 to 300,000. What is most consistently expressed is the … [lack] of qualified shelter care programs to aid victims in their healing and restoration back into society.  
- National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance

Strategic Affiliations

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Associate Member

The National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance is a network of service providers committed to enhancing services and increasing access to care for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

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Affiliated Organization

The work of love is to keep lighting the way for millions of women still searching for a way out. For over 20 years, Thistle Farms has lit a pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

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