About Homewood Antiques

                                                   

"Our Goal is to fight Human Trafficking"

Interstate I-20 is a highly traveled road that goes through our city that is well-known for human trafficking. Our goal is to help the survivors who have been rescued from this growing business by giving back and to grow the awareness of what is now reported  to be a $150 billion industry worldwide and $9.5 billion yearly in the U.S.  A trafficker can make $150,00-$200,00 per girl each year. The average trafficker handles 4-6 girls. 

         

"Our Mission"

            Our owner became aware of these facts early 2017 when she was working on a pop-up event for the store. She knew she would have to help in some way. After hours of research she was inspired to give back and the website was created.  The two organizations below will be recieving a portion of each sale from our website.   

            The WellHouse is a rescue and recovery organization for women who are victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. If you or someone you know needs The WellHouse, please do not hesitate to call them toll-free at 1-800-991-0948 Their phone line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a trained and caring rescue coordinator who truly wants to help you.

            Thistle Farms' mission is to heal, empower, and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. They do this by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners.  They believe that in the end, love is the most powerful force for change in the world. 

 

"Human Trafficking Facts"


1. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world (second only to drug trafficking).
2. It is reported to be a $150 billion industry worldwide and 9.5 billion yearly in the U.S. 
3. The average age of a human trafficking victim is 12 years old.
4. Although 80 percent of all sex trafficking victims are female, the number of males being sexually exploited is rapidly rising.
5. Within the first 48 hours of leaving home, one-third of runaway youth become the victims of human trafficking.  

 

                                        "The Story of Homewood Antiques and marketplace"

                Homewood Antiques is a women owned brick and mortar store with 10,000 square feet in Homewood Alabama. Our tag line is Old, New and Everything in Between. We have been open for six years with customer service as our main focus. We have 36 vendors who offer high-quality, moderately priced items. We view ourselves as partners with our customers, our vendors and our community.

 

                                                         HOMEWOOD ANTIQUES GIVES BACK

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