Due to the growing problem of sex trafficking and exploitation, New Friends New Life is growing its volunteer efforts with additions to its board and new leadership for a couple of its auxiliaries. Where to start?
First of all, the organization that has restored and empowered victims of trafficking and exploitation by raising awareness through advocacy and education since 1998 has added four new board members — Dr. Millicent Knight, Cheryl Monroe, Erin Nealy-Cox and Elena Sacca Smith — for one-year terms.
As for its Circle of Friends, which “supports the mission of New Friends New Life through volunteerism, community awareness and fundraising,” it will be led by Tracy Young.
In addition, the Men’s Advocacy Group, which “mobilizes men to take action against sex trafficking and exploitation by raising awareness through advocacy, education and volunteerism,” will be led by Zeke Fortenbery.
According to NFNL Board Chair Tracey Nash-Huntley, “These dynamic corporate leader bring incredible new expertise from across the Dallas business community to New Friends New Life. Because we know the problem of sex trafficking is systemic at its root, the solution must be collaborative. Without question, their leadership, commitment and compassion will be valuable assets to each of our three boards. Together we will continue to educate and increase awareness of the prevalence of sex trafficking right here in our Dallas community, while also providing direction and support for the ongoing work of New Friends New Life empowering and restoring the lives of the formerly trafficked and sexually exploited women and girls we serve.”
* Graphic/photo provided by New Friends New Life