The Problem

Sexual exploitation and trafficking are not problems of the past. Vulnerable women and children are being sold for sex across our country every day, both in urban areas and in small towns.

Runaways are solicited for sex within 48 hours of running away from home

Average age a child enters into sex trafficking

Confirmed cases of sex trafficking in Virginia in 2019

Of child trafficking cases begin with some family member involvement

What We Do

Street Ransom is empowering the lives of those vulnerable to and affected by sexual exploitation in two strategic ways.


In order to prevent, identify, and report trafficking, people must know what to look for. We educate the public about sexual exploitation and trafficking through prevention education and professional trainings.


There is a major lack of resources for those affected by sexual exploitation in our state and nation. To meet the need in our area, we provide holistic, trauma-informed support that victims and survivors deserve.

Street Ransom is opening The Lampstand safe home soon in the Greater Roanoke Valley! The Lampstand is Virginia’s only residential program specifically for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking under 18 years old.

Our 90-day residential program will provide a safe space and comprehensive trauma-informed care for girls ages 12 to 17 years old. 

Our Why

We believe that everyone is worthy of the healing and hope of Jesus.
“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)

You Can Be Part of the Solution