From The Pilot, September 25, 2019:
For Kym Nixon, caring for those impacted by human trafficking was not passion, but a calling.
“It was never on my radar,” she said, “but out of the blue, I was bombarded with it. That’s when God opened my eyes to what was happening all around me.”
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. It is the use of force, fraud or coercion to get another person to provide labor or commercial sex, and it hits closer to home than some realize.
With little to no knowledge of human trafficking or sexual exploitation, Nixon began researching human trafficking and learned that North Carolina in 2012 had one of the highest rates of trafficking cases per capita in the country.