S.O.A.P. was founded by author, advocate and survivor, Theresa Flores. On her worst night, after being auctioned off to nearly two dozen men in a dingy, dirty, inner city Detroit motel, Theresa recalled the only item that would have reached out to her, a bar of soap. With that in mind, she created S.O.A.P. — Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution — to help reach out to other victims.
SOAP’s mission is to rescue victims trafficked in hotels, provide victims with the National Human Trafficking Hotline, educate hotels on the signs of trafficking, and mobilize volunteers on human trafficking outreaches. They are particularly active around national events like the Arnold Classic, which can unfortunately bring a lot of traffic for buyers of sex.
You can help by participating in a one-time outreach, joining a SOAP team for future outreaches, or (as a group) purchasing a case of soap to label and donate back.