Liberty Couple Looks to Open Facilities as Home for Victims of Sex Trafficking

One minute and forty seconds — that is how long it took Liberty alumna and non-profit founder Hallie Albin to find a trafficked child for sale in Lynchburg. Albin found the startling number after the validity of the trafficking problem in Lynchburg was challenged by a peer. 

With the imminent need in mind, Albin and her husband Phil began a mission to offer long-term aftercare to victims of domestic minor sex trafficking — providing housing, professional counseling, equine therapy, legal assistance and advocacy, education and physical care–all free of charge. 

Albin met her husband, also an LU alumnus, in 2016, a week before departing to California to work with a program for victims of trafficking. The two immediately hit it off, and despite only meeting for a few times in person and a lack of cell service on Albin’s end, they had frequent phone conversations over the camp phone while

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Not For Sale event highlights human trafficking

Charita M. Goshay
 
| The Repository

NORTH CANTON  Volunteering with their church’s efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking lit a fire under three local women who have formed their own nonprofit to combat one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes.

Kathy Gray, Heather Scott, and Jami Luzecky are cofounders of Not For Sale: One Step at a Time, which is hosting a virtual education program and countywide park walks on Saturday in partnership with Walsh University as part of this year’s Community Freedom Summit.

Gray, president and co-founder of Not For Sale, said they became aware of the issue by taking part in Faith Family Church’s 21 Walks for Freedom event four years ago.

“Throughout the course of the years, God just put such a calling on our hearts, we wanted to do more tho have an impact locally as well as in the state of Ohio,” Gray said. “We

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