Praying across America:

For hope and healing for all those impacted by sexual exploitation

“There is no greater sin than the abuse of power, especially when that abuse is directed at a child.”

 White House Proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2024

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

As we enter this month dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse of children, we come before the Lord with hearts burdened by the suffering of the innocent. Our God sees every tear shed and hears every cry for help. We lift up all children who have endured the pain and trauma of abuse, whether physical, emotional, or sexual.
Prayer Points
  • Pray for minors currently in abusive situations . Our Lord is the ultimate source of love and protection, and we trust His mercy and compassion to intervene on their behalf.
  • Pray for the minors currently in programs. Pray for strength to overcome the trauma they have experienced and the resilience to rebuild their lives.
  • Pray for wisdom, compassion, and patience for the staff and volunteers working with these minors.
  • Pray that God provides all the resources needed for shelters to provide qualified compassionate care. Pray that God would provide abundantly for every need, whether it be financial resources, physical supplies, qualified staff, or supportive volunteers.
  • Pray for increased awareness and vigilance in our communities to recognize and prevent child abuse.
  • Pray for parents, caregivers, educators, and all those who work with children ­for the knowledge and resources needed to create safe environments where children can thrive.

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As we pray this month, let’s direct our focus towards the shelters across the United States that serve minors:

180 Degrees – Brittany’s Place – Youth Shelter St. Paul, MN
Arizonans for the Protection of Exploited Children and Adults/APECA – Natalie’s House Goodyear, AZ
Ascent 121 – The Impact Program Carmel, IN
Breaking the Chains Fresno, CA
Bridging Freedom Tampa, FL
Camille Place Monroeville, AL
Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice – Anti-Human Trafficking Program Fort Myers, FL
City of Refuge Sacramento, CA
Community Solutions Gilroy, CA
Covenant House California – Nika’s Place & Girl’s Lounge Oakland, CA
Covenant House Missouri – Genesis Shelter Program St. Louis, MO
Covenant House Missouri – Transitional Housing Program St. Louis, MO
Crisis Aid International – U.S. Refuge Home St. Louis, MO
Doors to Freedom Summerville, SC
FAIR Girls Washington, DC
Freedom House Ministries Pella, IA
Gigi’s House Morrow, GA
Girl’s Educational and Mentoring Services/GEMS New York, NY
Global Family – Daughter Project Girls’ Home Bakersfield, CA
Gracehaven, Inc. Columbus, OH
Hale Kipa – Hale Lanipolua Assessment Center O’ahu, HI
Heartland Girls’ Ranch – Hearts for Freedom Program Benson, MN
Hermitage Hall – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors Program Nashville, TN
Ho’ola Na Pua – Pearl Haven Honolulu, HI
Hope Refuge Goleta, CA
House of Cherith Junior Atlanta, GA
House of Hope St. Simons Island, GA
Images of Glory Winter Park, FL
Life House Safe Harbor Program – Sol House Duluth, MN
Life House Safe Harbor Program – The Loft Duluth, MN
Metanoia Manor Zachary, LA
Mollie’s House Fresno, CA
Morrison Child & Family Services – SAGE Youth Portland, OR
Mosaic Family Services Dallas, TX
My Sister’s House Sacramento, CA
New Life Refuge Ministries – Home of Hope Corpus Christi, TX
North Homes Children and Family Services – Winnie Sisu and Hawkins Home Bemidji, MN
On Eagles Wings – Hope House Concord, NC
Operation SafeHouse – Riverside Emergency Shelter Riverside, CA
Operation SafeHouse – SafeHouse of the Desert Thousand Palms, CA
Pathfinder Center Fort Thompson, SD
Prism Project Linden, MI
Real Escape from the Sex Trade/REST Seattle, WA
Reclaim 13 – Cherish House Lombard, IL
REHOPE Youth/MBCH Peculiar, MO
Rended Heart – Crisis Home Grandview, MO
Rended Heart – Reintegration Home Grandview, MO
Rescue 1 Global – Grace Oasis USA Brentwood, TN
Ruby’s Place – Betty’s Village Castro Valley, CA
Safe Voices Auburn, ME
Samaritan House Virginia Beach, VA
Sarah’s Home Peyton, CO
Streetlight USA (Lighted Path) Peoria, AZ
Tharros Place Savannah, GA
The Covering House St. Louis, MO
The Demand Project Tulsa, OK
The Embracing Project – Canyon View Transitional Home Las Vegas, NV
The Haven Houston, TX
The Lampstand Roanoke, VA
The Link – Passageways Emergency Shelter Minneapolis, MN
The Link – Passageways Housing Program Minneapolis, MN
The Salvation Army Orange County – Safe Home Tustin, CA
The WellHouse Child Odenville, AL
U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking Florida Safe Home Central Florida, FL
W.E.A.V.E., Inc. Sacramento, CA
Wellspring Living – Girls’ Residential Program Atlanta, GA
Willowbend Farms Cleveland, TN
Wings of Shelter Estero, FL
Youth Opportunity Center – TRU Harbor Muncie, IN
YWCA Kalamazoo – Human Trafficking Program Kalamazoo, MI