#sextrafficking | Wellspring Living gives Atlanta Public Schools its 2019 HOPE Award


A nonprofit organization recognized Atlanta Public Schools for supporting at-risk students and working with it to help victims of domestic sex trafficking.

The Atlanta-based Wellspring Living gave the school district its 2019 HOPE Award. The nonprofit partners with APS to provide services to students at two non-traditional high schools, Phoenix Academy and Forrest Hill Academy. 

In a written statement, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said the programs have been “healing and restorative” for students. 

Wellspring Living was founded in 2001. The organization assists victims of domestic sex trafficking with various services, including residential programs.