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