“Courtney's House exists to provide a safe place for Child Survivors of Domestic Sex Trafficking to heal and call home.”
A survivor of domestic sex trafficking, Tina Frundt creates a loving environment for survivors to recover and provides access to trauma informed services. Inspired by her mother’s encouragement to use her story to make a difference, Tina founded Courtney’s House in 2008.
At the age of 14, manipulated by an older man promising love and understanding, Tina was brought to Cleveland, Ohio where the reality became frighteningly apparent. That first night, two of his friends raped her, beginning a nightmare of repeated sexual, physical and mental abuse.
In Washington, D.C. and across the country, young girls and boys walk the streets, where this nightmare is played out over and over again. Tina founded Courtney’s House in order to let survivors know they are not to blame for their trauma and to promote a systemwide change in the way domestic survivors are approached and addressed.
Over the years, Tina has reached over 600 victims of sex trafficking. Continuing to inspire not only survivors, but also law enforcement officials, attorneys, service providers and community organizations working to help children who are subjected to the abuses she endured as a child.