Alaska has a disproportionate rate of young homeless people being trafficked for sex. For Heidi Ross, it began with running away from home
Heidi Ross was a senior in high school when she hitchhiked from the Anchorage suburb of Eagle River into the city, leaving a dark childhood behind.
“I didn’t have anywhere to go,” she said of that day, around 20 years ago. “I had the clothes on my back.”