Homewood Antiques Gives Back

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.

Interstate I-20 is a very highly traveled road that goes through our city and is a well-known for human trafficking. Our goal is to help the victims that have been rescued from this growing business by giving back and to grow awareness of what is now reported to be a $150,000 billion industry worldwide and $9.5 billion yearly in the U.S. A trafficker can make $150,000-$200,000 per girl each year and the average trafficker handles 4-6 girls.

Our owner became aware of these facts early 2017 when she was working on a pop-up event for the store. She new she would have to help in some way. After hours of research she was inspired to do a website.   

We will be giving back to:

The WellHouse in Odenville Al.

Thistle Farms in Nashville TN.

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
youths become the victims of human trafficking.

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