Jacinta Goode (pictured above), from St George’s parish in Norwich, joined the team in March and will work on behalf of victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.
The Medaille Trust was set up in 2006 by a group of Religious, who saw the need to support victims of human trafficking and they set up a safe house for victims who had been rescued. The Trust has grown considerably in the last 12 years, responding to the need to support more and more victims. Medaille now has nine safe houses across England, supporting women, men and children.
Jacinta said: “I have joined the Medaille Trust at an exciting time and we are the largest provider of this kind of support in the UK. Sadly, there are more victims being identified than ever, but the charity is responding to the demands and now has representatives in 11 Catholic dioceses to spread the word and 109 bed spaces available to identified victims at any one time.
"With the help of local people we can support our brothers and sisters who have had their lives violated in the cruellest of ways. I’m looking forward very much to meeting people around the diocese who wish to join with our Holy Father to eradicate this evil, which he has called ‘a crime against humanity’,” said Jacinta.
Jacinta is available to give talks to parish groups or others with an interest in supporting the work of the Medaille Trust. For further information, to book a talk, or to request a free magazine from the Trust, please contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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