The Children Against their Will (will be new non-profit) is looking to build a "home" that will be open to child prostitutes throughout the United States. We will provide transportation nationwide for America's child prostitutes who wish to escape prostitution and live in our home.
Our home, which will start in San Diego will feature an on-site school and other educational tools for the child. After they complete our comprehensive program of academic and life-skills education, caseworkers will be available to provide ongoing case management to all graduates.
For most of these children, life with a pimp was better than life at home and meager shelter settings cannot compete with the lifestyle afforded through prostitution and association with a pimp.
In most cases, the pimp has provided the child with a motive to work as a prostitute and a rationale for deferred gratification. "If you work hard I will put together the money and buy a business and a home and you can have my baby" is a common rationale provided by a pimp.
Without sophisticated shelter/home case management and comprehensive social services combined with adequate living quarters, these children will return to the streets because underfunded and underdeveloped shelter/homes cannot compete with the promises of a pimp.
America's children victimized by prostitution require intense residential services where they are given an opportunity to be a child – sometimes for the first time in their lives. They need to attend school in a safe environment, to have their medical and psychological needs met and to have access to safe living arrangements when they enter adulthood. Residential care for American children is expensive and often times these children are not as sympathetic or inexpensive to care for as those in other countries.