Jeff Wilbarger

The Daughter Project

Jeff Wilbarger graduated from the University of Toledo in 1987 and has enjoyed teaching students Mathematics & Physics at various high schools and the University of Toledo ever since.  He is an honorary member of the Blue Key Honor Society and a national Jefferson Award recipient.  Shocked by the reality of trafficking and inspired by God, he founded The Daughter Project in the fall of 2008.  Since that time, The Daughter Project family has built, and is operating Ohio’s first licensed group home for adolescent sex trafficking survivors and Jeff serves as the Executive Director.  After learning there were no shelters for adolescent survivors of sex trafficking in Ohio, Michigan or Indiana, and only about 8 shelters in the entire U.S., Jeff decided to take action. With the help of 3 close friends, they formed a board, became incorporated in Ohio, earned their 501(c)3 non-profit status and built a $250,000 home which is mortgage free. In the summer of 2012, they earned their state license to operate a group home for six adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 17. In the last four years, they have helped 12 young girls between the ages of 12 and 17 begin their life-long journey of recovery.

Jeff will be speaking about the prevalence of sex trafficking around the world, as well as within our own community. He will also speak about the life-saving work God is accomplishing through The Daughter Project family as Ohio’s first licensed recovery home for adolescent survivors.