Why Magdalene House ATX?
Magdalene House of Austin was chartered in 2016 due to a lack of long-term, holistic care for survivors of sex trafficking in the Austin area. When a victim is released from jail or their captor, in many situations the survivor doesn’t have a support system like a permanent place to live, or the training to hold a job to prevent them from going back to the street. The women involved have nowhere to go. Many have been arrested more than 30 times because they don’t have a place to live and receive counseling. As a result, survivors often return to their trafficker, or the streets, for lack of a better option. Magdalene House ATX will provide a better option and be a sanctuary for healing. As the first long-term residential program in central Texas, Magdalene House ATX will offer a life in community that empowers survivors to create an independent and meaningful future.