Advocates say youth shelter in Truro would protect teens from human trafficking – CBC

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Advocates say youth shelter in Truro would protect teens from human trafficking – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2020181 Views

‘There’s no place for kids to go in Truro if they need a place to stay,’ says Michelle Rafuse

Jun 11, 2020

The recent case of a man who was unlawfully at large in the Truro, N.S., area and allegedly committed dozens of sex and drug trafficking crimes against children shows the need for a local youth shelter is dire, says a youth advocate.

Michelle Rafuse, a volunteer who supports First Nations youth in court, said a shelter for young people would help prevent at-risk youth from becoming victims of violence and sexual exploitation.

“There’s no place for kids to go in Truro if they need a place to stay,” said Rafuse, who often allows homeless kids to stay at her own home.

“If they have no place to go, they end up in circumstances where they could get led down a path they don’t want to be on.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/truro-homeless-youth-shelter-human-trafficking-1.5593177

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