Christy Ivie


Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Christy Ivie founded Christy’s Cause in Estero in 2015 to eradicate child sex trafficking and exploitation through education, public awareness, restoration projects and justice initiatives. Details at

Although Christy was never trafficked, she was physically abused for 18 years and sexually exploited for 12. She still lives with the psychological effects. She believes no one should have to experience what she survived. Her mission is to help put an end to child sex trafficking and exploitation through Christy’s Cause.

Christy’s Cause collaborates with existing organizations that are providing services to victimized minors locally, nationally and globally. Christy’s Cause works to create awareness through speaking engagements, public service announcements, social media initiatives and community events. To effectively understand issues concerning the commercial sexual exploitation of children, Christy’s Cause stays informed and educated by networking with law enforcement, state agencies, educators, health professionals and service providers. Christy says that as our community becomes more knowledgeable on the issues of sex trafficking and exploitation, we become more powerful in fighting against this epidemic.  

For more information about Christy’s Cause, visit, email or follow Christy’s Cause on Facebook and Instagram.  

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