North Star Initiative (NSI) began in 2009 as a Christian, grass-roots movement when Founder Jen Sensenig suspected that women at a "spa" along Lancaster's Route 30 corridor were being used for sexual services. With Jen's help, a police investigation was set in motion; it subsequently revealed the women were victims of a large-scale prostitution ring operating along the East Coast. The women were eventually freed and not prosecuted; however, the lack of aftercare services for these victims was painfully evident. As a result, NSI turned its focus to the holistic restoration of trafficked women.
Although our path was often difficult, NSI remained committed to its goal of establishing a local restoration home and program for women rescued from sex trafficking. In God's perfect timing, and with the help of our generous supporters and partners, The Harbor opened its doors to survivors in December 2017.