Detroit nonprofit hosts prom night for victims rescued from sex trafficking

Posted at 10:21 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 22:23:24-04

More than two dozens women victims of sex trafficking, and sex exploitation had a very special night,

celebrating prom.

All the balloons were out and the decor lined the hallways at Alternatives for Girls in Detroit, even the red carpet was rolled out. Nearly 40 women celebrated a night they never experienced before.

"To have somebody to Love is this much and to do this for us it’s just a blessing," said April Doss and

survivor in attendance. 

It’s a night many of us remember for the rest of our lives.  Celebrating prom with your friends in High

school, and cherishing every moment. 

"I’ve never been to a prom and this is a dream come true for me.  It’s a wonderful blessed exhilarating

experience," said survivor Donna Evans.  

Alternatives for Girls celebrated their Inaugural prom night showing the women a good time

"We’ve all  had certain circumstances that stopped us from going to the prom, but AFG made it up to us," Evans said.

The women enjoyed food, music and just good old fun, changing the narrative to what Friday nights used to be like them.

"Chaos..chaos I was on the streets so it was chaos," Doss said.

For the women in attendance, this Prom night is something they can now all cherish together, and they have a message for anyone trapped where they used to be.

"Keep your head up, keep trying, keep trying, keep trying, never give up," Doss said.

Alternatives for Girls say they plan on making this an annual event.