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[NEWS] Fund to ensure impact of visit

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Anne Marie Jones is bracing herself to tell a story of drug addiction, prostitution, and recovery to a city preparing for a pope.

The 48-year-old mother of three clawed her way out of a life on the streets with the help of Dawn's Place, a residential treatment program for women involved in human trafficking.

"Here, I found immediate peace and safety," said Jones, sitting at a table at the program's headquarters, where she is now a peer mentor.

Jones is scheduled to share her story on Monday at a news conference to announce the formation of a charitable fund aimed at ensuring that the visit of Pope Francis, scheduled for Sept. 26 to 27, has tangible effects for the area's neediest residents.