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Since filing a lawsuit in 2019, Children of the Immaculate Heart (CIH) reached a resolution with the California authorities after being denied a license for three years.

By Clare Marie Merkowsky, LifeSiteNews, Aug 4, 2020

SAN DIEGO, California, August 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic charity is preparing to open a home for underage victims of human-trafficking after reaching a resolution with California officials who refused for years to grant the charity a license to open a refuge.

Since filing a lawsuit in 2019, Children of the Immaculate Heart (CIH), a religious charity that helps women escape sex-trafficking, reached a resolution with the California authorities, allowing them to open a house for girls age 12–17 who have been victims of human-trafficking.

“We were able to meet the state regulations in a way that did not compromise our conscience as a Catholic agency,” Grace Williams, founder and executive director of Children of the Immaculate Heart, told Catholic News Agency.  …

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