And finally tonight a minister who has found something that works. Encouraging women to leave the streets, to leave prostitution and seek a better life. Abc's steve osunsami on the minister, the... See More
And finally tonight a minister who has found something that works. Encouraging women to leave the streets, to leave prostitution and seek a better life. Abc's steve osunsami on the minister, the mission. They are america strong. This is the red light district. They're out every night in the rough streets of nashville. Ek come to my house. Reporter: Trying their hardest to talk women in the sex trade off the streets. When you get ready, let me know. Reporter: They are former prostitutes themselves. I was really tired. I was done. Reporter: Booked and jailed hundreds of times before becca stevens showed them the way out. This ordained nashville minister promises women who leave the streets a whole two years in her residential program and meaningful work with the company she started, thistle farms makes soaps, oils and lip balms, almost $1 million a year. Today I got to court to get custody. Reporter: Stevens figured out that you can't break the cycle without a place to live and a place to work. She offers these women security and sanctuary. Sleep is so unsafe for women who have slept under bridges and who have slept in abandoned houses and trailer parks and all these places where people keep them. Reporter: Like so many she helps, she too survived sexual abuse at a young age. What I didn't know was that that period would link me to the women on the streets forever. Reporter: Within two years 75 percent of the women becca stevens and her team have helped are still living in the light. Truly america strong. Steve osunsami, abc news, nashville.
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