Thousands of people are trafficked in the United States each year, and it’s happening in every state. It could be happening right outside your front door, but there is hope! Simone Halpin, co-founder and executive director of Naomi’s House joined us to talk about trafficking 101 and the restorative work happening at Naomi’s House. This ministry provides tailored support to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Simone Halpin is the Executive Director and co-founder of Naomi’s House. Naomi’s House (NH) began in 2016 after years of preparing and researching the best way to serve survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. NH has since created a model that went from serving five women annually through residential services to hundreds of women annually in multiple programs across the Chicagoland area. Simone has served on the staff of The Moody Church since 2010, she serves on the Board of Directors of Collective Chicago, and is a weekly contributor to the Next Level Podcast produced by her church, Glen Ellyn Bible Church. She met her husband, Anthony, while studying at Texas A&M University (B.S. in Health, class of 2002), she is a 2008 graduate of Moody Theological Seminary (M.A. in Biblical Studies) and is a doctoral student at Wheaton College pursuing her Doctor of Ministry (DMin). Simone and Anthony reside in Wheaton with their four children.