New trade school for sex trafficking survivors gets funding

An Austin non-profit focused on educating and empowering women victims of sex trafficking has just received a $25,000 grant from State Farm.

AUSTIN - An Austin non-profit focused on educating and empowering women victims of sex trafficking has just received a $25,000 grant from State Farm.

More than 2,000 organizations submitted a cause that they need funding for earlier this year. Forty of those organizations were selected to receive the Neighborhood Assist Grant, including the Adamo Group's Adamo Nail Lab.

"It was all based on a public vote so we really had a ton of support," said Ashley Chavez of the Adamo Group. 

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KVUE first told you about the lab in October. At the lab, victims of sex trafficking are taught the trade of manicuring. The goal is to give them the tools they need to make a living outside the sex industry. The grant money will help pay for lab improvements and tuition for five students. 

"These funds are paying for the world class educator that's training them on how to provide nail services, it's also affording them the instructional manuals and textbooks and then their full kits," Chavez said. 

The Adamo Group owns an air stream nail bar it takes around town. The money made from manicures and pedicures goes to the nail lab. This Saturday, it will be at Allies Market. 

To learn more about The Adamo Group, go here.

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