…For years, Jan’s mother had trafficked her through a gang whose leader had decided he wanted her as his own. Through the WFPD, they located Jan – arrested the gang leader as well as her mother and both were sent to prison for Human Trafficking. Jan was relocated to a Christian home for teenaged girls who have been traumatized where she lived until age 17. About 18 months ago Straight Street agreed to work with her and found a wonderful home for Jan with a family who truly cares for her and creates boundaries. She recently received her GED and will be going to college next semester. Jan is relearning her worth and value and loves mentoring younger girls.
Straight Street is our local mission field. It was birthed out of gang violence, and is creating change in the lives of young people in our community.
The mission and purpose of Straight Street is to provide a SAFE Christian environment where “at-risk” youth can obtain the necessary skills and training needed to mature and discover God’s divine plan for their lives.
For our purposes, an “at-risk” youth is a young person between the ages of 11 and 18 years old who is behaving in such a way that if a caring adult does not step into their life with some help, there is a high likelihood they will hurt themselves or someone else.