To provide vulnerable youth in foster care with a sanctuary that combats human trafficking by fostering a sense of safety, family, hope, resilience, and a community of belonging.
What is Sex Trafficking?
Under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act, any child under 18 years of age, who is exploited through commercial sex where something of value – such as money, drugs or a place to stay – is given for sexual activity, is a victim of child sex trafficking.
Our vision is that female victims of sex trafficking and at-risk to sexual exploitation will enjoy and maintain healthy relationships with others and live meaningful lives nationwide.
Meet Our Founder
Ashley Hill is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has years of experience working with intense foster youth. She has provided therapy and case management services for foster youth in group homes and foster homes for over four years. Therefore, she is very knowledgeable and experienced with establishing relationships, understanding the child welfare system in which these residents reside, and the challenges these youth have to face as a result of being a court dependent. Ashley has had experience working with youth who have been sexually exploited or are suspected to be commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC). Not only does Ashley have experience providing therapeutic services and case management services, but she also understands residential structures as she has interacted and collaborated with many residential placements. Throughout her career, she developed the fundamental belief that given the right guidance, support, and environment, individuals can thrive, grow, and evolve. She believes that everyone can reach their fullest potential with a supportive environment, unconditional love, structure, and guidance.
Diversity Unleashes Freedom
At Magdalena’s Daughters, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Human Trafficking does not discriminate against any race, ethnicity, religion, or creed and neither do we. We are committed and steadfast to these values throughout all of our work and create a family environment that unites us all. To be family, you must feel included and valued. We believe that different perspectives, beliefs, experiences, and backgrounds create a stronger work environment and will be instrumental to fighting human trafficking among youth everywhere.