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Bakersfield Coffee Shop Raises Awareness Of Human Trafficking

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Magelene Hope Facebook page / Mercy & Memorial Hospitals Bakersfield
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Magdelene Hope opened the Rescue Grounds Coffee Shop at Memorial Hospital on January 24

A new coffee shop in Bakersfield offers more than just lattes and blended drinks – it also seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking. In fact, many of the people who work at the Rescue Grounds Coffee Company at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital are victims of human trafficking themselves. It’s all part of a project from the Bakersfield non-profit Magdelene Hope. It’s founder Doug Bennett joined us on Valley Edition to talk about how the women the group is helping and the way the community has responded to the new coffee shop.