It happens here, too

Westchester Mag - GatewaysBack in the fall, I visited the Jewish Child Care Association’s sprawling campus in Pleasantville, N.Y., to sit down with Janmarie Brown for a feature in Westchester Magazine.

Brown is director of Gateways, a residential program for girls who have experienced the horrors of domestic trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Some are as young as twelve years old, some have refused help only to come back again, and many have rewritten their lives thanks to Brown and her staff.

So many people think of trafficking as a foreign problem, something that doesn’t happen in their back yard. They couldn’t be more wrong. My visit to Gateways was an eye-opening, unsettling, but ultimately inspiring experience that I will not soon forget.

Read the article in the May 2013 issue of Westchester Magazine, available in stores or online here.

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