Bakersfield coffee shop opens with aim to raise awareness on human trafficking

Posted at 11:21 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 18:34:41-05

The Rescue Ground Coffee Company will officially open to the public on Friday, January 27, 2017.

The company is the Magdalene Hope’s latest venture to raise awareness on human trafficking in Bakersfield. The shop is located just inside the main entrance of Bakersfield Memorial Hospital on 34th Street.

Several employees at the shop are survivors of the commercial sex industry.

All proceeds from the company will go to benefit local victims and survivors of human trafficking.