AngelWingz provides a comprehensive database of resources that allows survivors and their families to escape, recover and heal.
Our team works directly with survivors, and their families to build and enact a safe escape plan. We work with each individual to assess critical details and to determine the safest option.
All of your information is confidential.
Our staff will investigate your situation and ensure your safety.
For additional information on how to make an escape plan and find a safe place, please click on one of the links below:
We offer a variety of resources and referrals to assist survivors and their families in their journey to recovery and healing.
Examples of these resources include:
∘ Case Management
∘ Medical Assessment & Referrals
∘ Survivor Counseling
∘ Specialized Therapy
∘ Drug & Alcohol Recovery Referrals
∘ Health Consultations & Coaching
∘ Educational Opportunities
∘ Financial Planning
∘ Domestic Abuse Recovery & Safety Training
∘ Human Trafficking Recovery & Security Options
Volunteers at the residence serve with a loving heart, provide a caring and sensitive outlook, and make safety a priority.
Connie’s Corner is a “NO TOLERANCE FOR DRAMA ZONE!” and with integrity, provides a place where confidentiality, privacy, and trust is enforced.
We have a heart for the safe transition of individuals and families in domestic violence and human trafficking. Our mission is to break the silence of and bring awareness to the plight of these individuals and families. Each call that comes to our Heartline is a signal for services that sends our feet “Moving forward at the speed of You!” to respond to the call and the cry. We rely on the strength of the Almighty to ensure that whatever is done to help any victim is done professionally and efficiently.
We are Connie’s Corner seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, and yes, 365 days a year!
One of our priorities is to raise awareness and educate our community on the various aspects of domestic violence and human trafficking taking place within the Tallahassee community. AngelWingz is also committed to establishing and developing relationships with resources and other organizations within our community that assist victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, such as law enforcement and medical personnel. We strive to continuously raise awareness of the services we provide survivors and offer our partnership, which is armed with the connections a victim needs to escape, recover and heal.
The Department of Justice defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.
Under both federal and Florida law, is defined as the transporting, soliciting, recruiting, harboring, providing or obtaining of another person for transport; for the purposes of forced labor, domestic servitude or sexual exploitation using force, fraud and/or coercion. Human trafficking is modern slavery.
◉ According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking is now the world’s second most profitable criminal enterprise, second only to the Illegal drug trade
◉ Florida is third in the nation for reported human trafficking cases
◉ There are approximately 30 million people enslaved throughout the world with 2.5 million located right here in the United States.
○ Many of these victims are lured with false promises of financial or emotional security; instead, they are forced or coerced into commercial sex (prostitution), domestic servitude or other types of forced labor.
○ Any minor under the age of 18 who is induced to perform a commercial sex act is a victim of human trafficking according to U.S. law, regardless of whether there is force, fraud or coercion. Increasingly, criminal organizations, such as gangs, are luring children from local schools into commercial sexual exploitation or trafficking.
◉ Every two minutes a child is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation in the United States.
◉ A large number of child sex trafficking survivors in the US were at one time in the foster care system.
◉ Advocates report a growing trend of traffickers using online social media platforms to recruit and advertise targets of human trafficking.
◉ The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the US is 12 to 14 years old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
◉ As many as 300,000 school-age children are at risk for sexual exploitation each year in the United States.
◉ One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18.
◉ The life expectancy of the commercially exploited “prostitute” is seven years.
◉ Freedom Network USA. “Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence”. https://freedomnetworkusa.org/app/uploads/2016/12/HT-and-Domestic-Violence.pdf
◉ Polaris. “Recognizing Human Trafficking: Vulnerabilities & Signs of Recruitment”. https://polarisproject.org/recognizing-human-trafficking-vulnerabilities-recruitment/
◉ Polaris. “Recognizing Human Trafficking: It’s Not Knowing the Signs - It’s Knowing the Story”. https://polarisproject.org/recognizing-human-trafficking/
◉ DoSomething.Org. “11 Facts About Human Trafficking”.
◉ Florida Department Of Education. “Human Trafficking”.
◉ Florida Department Of Education. “Child HumanTrafficking”
◉ Florida Department of Children and Families. “Domestic Violence Statistics”. https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/domestic-violence/statistics.shtml
◉ National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). “Domestic Violence in Florida”. https://assets.speakcdn.com/assets/2497/ncadv_florida_fact_sheet_2020.pdf
◉ DoSomething.Org. “11 Facts About Domestic and Dating Violence”.
◉ Blue Campaign - "Stop Human Trafficking"
◉ The United States - Department of Justice - PROJECT SAFE CHILDHOOD FACT SHEET
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Are you or someone you know a victim of domestic abuse or human trafficking? If so, contact AngelWingz Family Crisis & Intervention Center. We can help with formulating a safe escape plan and providing the resources needed to transition to recovery and rehabilitation.
Our mission is to help the survivors and their families while simultaneously educating the public about the reality of this trauma and abuse, so we can end the injustice once and for all.