WHAT ARE WE RIDING FOR?
We are riding to raise money for The Refuge for DMST. The mission of The Refuge is to create a safe space for survivors. Their facility broke ground in October 2016, is set to open in mid 2018 and will provide long-term care to young girls ages 11-19 who have been rescued from sex trafficking here in the United States. Each girl will have her own plan of restoration, which will include on site schooling through a University of Texas Charter School, therapeutic programs that include equine, art, music and pet therapy, along with one on one counseling and group therapy with licensed professional therapists. At capacity, it will house 48 girls, which will be the largest facility of its kind in the nation. By supporting The Refuge we hope others will recognize that sex trafficking occurs within their own communities and empower them to seek their own opportunities to get involved locally.