DENVER -- A local non-profit group is working to find solutions to stop human trafficking across Colorado.
The group “Victory Outreach” picked up at-risk women at homeless shelters, and on the streets of Denver Friday morning.
They brought them to their church off Dover Street in Lakewood. And they offered pedicures, manicures, new clothes, and haircuts.
“You could see the hurt in their eyes,” one volunteer said. “We just want them to know that they have choices that they can choose a different life if they want it,” another said.
About 60 women, some homeless and addicted to drugs, were pampered for about three hours Friday afternoon.
The group said at least two of the women volunteered to go into a recovery home.
Human trafficking is a growing problem in Colorado. According to the National Human Traffic Resource Center, 22 cases had been reported from January through March of 2016.