Does ICT SOS work directly with victims of human trafficking?
No. ICT SOS is a project-based organization that partners with specific local professional organizations who are trained to work directly with youth.
Does ICT SOS own the OZ (Opportunity Zone)?
No. The OZ was a project that ICT SOS facilitated on behalf of the Wichita Children’s Home and their Street Outreach team. The OZ is a daytime drop-in center where homeless youth can come, have internet access, food, wash their clothes and take classes.
Is ICT SOS A Faith-Based Organization?
No. Though the founders of ICT SOS are inspired by Christian faith, a system of faith is not required to volunteer at ICT SOS and we value the diverse perspectives of our staff and supporters. We readily embrace all those who unite in our common vision of the abolition of child sex slavery and exploitation. While some ICT SOS programs and partners may incorporate faith foundations, we evaluate programs based on their effectiveness and impact in protecting, defending, restoring, and empowering children.
ICT SOS is a Wichita-based human rights organization, serving people regardless of religion, political preference, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or gender. ICT SOS believes partnerships across religious, political, social, and cultural boundaries are vital in working towards the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation
Is human trafficking prostitution?
The United Nations defines Trafficking in Persons as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.” So, yes, human trafficking can include prostitution.