Meet Jenny Williamson
01/30/2015 05:06PM ● Published by Amber Foster
Photos by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group
Gallery: Get to Know Jenny Williamson – Feb. 2015 [5 Images] Click any image to expand.
Williamson first heard about the problem eight years ago, shortly after moving to the Sacramento region. “I couldn’t believe I lived in a world where children [were] sold for sex,” she says. “I thought, I’m just a mom, but I have to do something.” Soon after, the first Courage House was born—a licensed home that provides a family structure, counseling and long-term support for children rescued from sex trafficking environments. In 2014, Williamson was honored with the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award for her outreach efforts. For Williamson, however, the real honor is the change she’s been able to make in the lives of victimized children, including the two children she and her husband adopted from a Courage House. “I laugh and say I started an organization to help people find their purpose, and ended up finding mine,” she shares. “I hope my story will inspire people who are ‘just a mom’ to make a difference in someone’s life.”
For more about Jenny Williamson and other local happenings and information, be sure to pick up this month's copy of Style – Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin edition.