The Refuge for DMST™

Serving those impacted by sex trafficking


The mission of the Refuge Ranch, created by The Refuge for DMST™ (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking), is to be a long-term, residential, therapeutic community for girls, minors through age 19, who have been rescued out of sex trafficking.

Did You know?

The Refuge Ranch, with 48 beds, is the largest long-term, live-in rehabilitation facility for child survivors of sex trafficking in the United States. Why is The Refuge needed?
  • Child sex trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world.
  • In the U.S. there was an 846% increase in reported child sex trafficking cases from 2010 to 2015.
  • There are currently 79,000 young adults and minors being sex trafficked in Texas.
  • Texas has the second most reported number of child sex trafficking cases in the U.S.
  • There are less than 600 beds available nationwide for child sex trafficking survivors, but we have over 13,000 animal shelters.
  • Prior to the opening of The Refuge Ranch, Texas only had 24 beds available for child survivors’ long term recovery from trauma.

Partnering with The Refuge

Volunteer applications will be accepted beginning November 1. Click here for upcoming available opportunities.