Shannon Lyons is a Boston area freelance writer whose work has been published in news outlets at Boston University, Boston College, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her thesis toward a recent master's degree in journalism at Boston University was focused on the work of the Bakhita House.

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Bakhita House in Boston area holds lasting legacy in work among trafficked women

Founded by Catholic sisters to be more than just a shelter, Bakhita House became a home — a place to start over, a makeshift family solidified by the firm belief that every person is worthy of unconditional love.