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Impact 100 gives $100K to fight trafficking

Posted: 11:54 PM, Jun 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-07 23:54:15-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Each year, Impact 100 – a philanthropic women's circle – awards an organization in Central Indiana with $100,000.

Four non-profits gave presentations Tuesday night in competition for that grant.

Ultimately, it was awards to the Impact Program to Curb Runaway and Human Trafficking of Young Girls – a collaboration between Ascent 121 and Lutheran Child and Family Services.

"It will help with an awareness event that will help more people in this city understand what human trafficking is all about, it will provide more staff and specialized training for trauma-informed care for the girls that are recovering from it, and also it will provide for some renovations for the facility so that it feels more like home," said CEO of Ascent 121 Megan McGuire.

The three other finalists will each receive a residual grant worth more than $18,000.