Magdalene St. Louis
Tricia Roland-Hamilton is the director of Magdalene St. Louis – a residency house for women trying to leave lives of prostitution, sex trafficking, violence, substance abuse and life on the streets.
A group wanting to rescue women from a life of prostitution says they’ve found a house. Now they need the money to make it a home.
An historic church in New York with major real estate assets, is investing in a St. Louis project, but it’s not about financial returns.
“They come away understanding this is not something the women enjoy. When they have to turn 20-25 tricks a night, that’s not enjoyable.”
Rick Seiter contends they’re victims, “prostitution and addiction and a life on the streets was not a choice for any of these women.”
“They’re arrested, there’s some sort of slap on the wrist because the judicial system is completely overloaded. And then they’re back out on the streets.”