Every story has a beginning. Every cause a catalyst.
The catalyst for GTAVF was the emotional and mental implosion of Dr. John A. King. At the age of 45 he had total recall of the sexual abuse he suffered from ages 4-16 by both his parents and their friends.
When he started to come to terms with what happened, desperate to find someone to listen to him and to talk to him, he couldn’t. Support groups were for women only. Therapists and church groups in his area didn’t help, nor could they conceive that men, too, were victims of trafficking and abuse. One one occasion he was told, “You are a stalker, men don’t get abused, you’re here to try and get laid.”
Give Them A Voice Foundation gives a voice to all those that don’t have one. Our work focuses the survivors of sexually abused and human trafficked and those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
GTAVF helps equip law enforcement, health care workers, educators and community leaders identify victims and perpetrators. The multi-award winning documentary, Stopping Traffic, which features the occurrences in the first half of Dr King’s life, brings unparalleled insight into both topics.