Our Mission

To eradicate child sex trafficking in Central Ohio and provide rehabilitative, trauma informed care to survivors.

Gracehaven is a faith-based, 501c3 non-profit organization. We serve any minor under 18 who has been sexually exploited without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. We provide care for sexually exploited children by providing comprehensive client centered services.

 

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe that each person has the right to accept or deny the claims of Jesus, and that our obligation to meet their neeeds is not contingent upon their decision.
  2. We believe that the best expression of Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him is to hear the claims of Jesus in the context of genuine love and compassion tangibly shown through the meeting of their needs.
  3. We believe that those young men and women under age 18 who have been involved in prostitution are in fact victims of exploitation, and as such deserve rehabilitation from the mentral and physical trauma of prostitution.
  4. We believe the Bible is fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, entirely reliable, truthful and stands as the main authority over our lives.
  5. We believe that God exists eternally as three persons who share the Divine nature. The Bible refers to these persons as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  6. We believe that Jesus Christ, as the Son, is fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross for all the sins of mankind, was resurrected bodily on the third day after His death, and later ascended into heaven. He is coming again as both Judge and King.
  7. We believe that salvation consists of reconciliation with God and is available to all humanity only through the atoning death of Jesus Christ. Salvation is received through God's grace as a gift whenever a person places their complete faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ. Salvation is incapable of being earned short of a perfect, sinless life.
  8. We believe that all humans are created in the image of God, and as such have inherent dignity and worth. Because of the abuse of our free will though, all humans have become separated from God and live in alienation to God until they receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
  9. We believe that there is an angelic being named Satan who rebelled against God in the past and who currently wars against the church and the spiritual vitality of all true Christians.
  10. We believe that all prostitution, whether "voluntary" or "involuntary" is in fact exploitation of those men and women who are involved. We believe that prostitution of young men and women under the age of 18 is an especially egregious form of sexual exploitation and certainty qualifies as human trafficking, and as such, should be abolished.