Magdalene House With Human Trafficking More In The Spotlight, Resources Are At A Premium For Victims By Rachel Lippmann • Jan 29, 2015 Rachel Lippmann | St. Louis Public Radio Feb. 1 is Super Bowl Sunday. By presidential declaration, it’s also Freedom Day, marking the end of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. As awareness of human trafficking has grown, lawmakers at the state and national levels have been doing what they can to combat it. But most of the heavy lifting falls on the shoulders of non-profits. New Group Seeks To Help Prostitutes, Victims And Drug Addicts In St. Louis By Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh • May 9, 2013 (via Flickr / Daniel P Davis) Magdalene is a residential program which provides services to women who are involved in prostitution, trafficking and addiction. The program was founded in 1997 by Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.