It starts with a simple bar of soap labeled with a number to call. And for many adolescents, it ends the nightmare of slavery and exploitation and illuminates the path to recovery.

The SOAP (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) Project brings abolitionists together to fight sex trafficking at large events and within our communities. A bar of soap can become a ray of hope.

The SOAP Project 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 her: a bar of soap. With that in mind, she created The SOAP Project to offer hope and a path to recovery for the thousands of trafficking victims in the United States.

The SOAP Project works to:

  1. Educate and increase awareness on the prevalence of human trafficking
  2. Prevent and protect minors from being victimized by domestic sex trafficking
  3. Restore trafficked survivors