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Golf tournament supports efforts to combat human trafficking

Posted: 5:59 PM, Nov 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-07 02:26:51Z

The Inaugural Global Family Invitational golf tournament kicked off to support efforts of combating human trafficking in Bakersfield and around the world.

The Daughter Project, a program under the Global Family Care Network, works with at-risk teenage girls who were victims of sex trafficking. The Daughter Project opened a safe house in Bakersfield last year.

Jennifer and Clark Jensen launched the program in Nepal and India more than a decade ago. They began advocating for victims of sexual abuse and trafficking here in Kern County several years ago after learning just how serious the issues are close to home.

Monday's event was hosted by the Bakersfield Country Club and proceeds benefited both the Daughter Project and Global Family.

Global Family recently set up outreach efforts in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

If you'd like to donate to Global Family, you can click here  or send a check to: Global Family P.O. Box 13160 Bakersfield, CA 93389.