What Is Trafficking?
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. At least 21 million people worldwide are forced to work without pay and unable to walk away. Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable - those looking for opportunity in the US, those without families, and unsuspecting young people online.
If you see something or suspect that someone is a victim of human trafficking, report it by contacting the National Hotline: 888-3737-888 or text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733).
Awareness & Educational Resources
USCCB's Anti-Trafficking Program The mission of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Anti-Trafficking Program (ATP) is to educate on the scourge of human trafficking as an offense against fundamental dignity of the human person; to advocate for an end to modern day slavery; and to provide training and technical assistance on this issue.
Sex Trafficking in the US: A Closer Look at US Citizen Victims Report that provides crucial insight into the realities of sex trafficking in the U.S. based largely on experiences reported by U.S. citizen survivors.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. They offer a 24-hour hotline for support and reporting servies:1-888-373-7888.
"The Demand Factor in the Global Sex Trade: Human Trafficking as a Human Rights Crisis" The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing describes the demand for commercial sex fuels the global human trafficking industry, perpetuating a human rights crisis. Videos and transcripts of the panelists are available.
Demanding Justice The Demanding Justice Project is made available by Shared Hope International. This site provides resources about Sex Trafficking and opportunities to take action.
A Heart for Justice Prayers A collection of prayer guides for Christians wanting to pray for survivors of human trafficking
H.E.A.T. Watch Toolkit Provides a guide and supporting written resources to stop the Commercial Sexual Explotation of Children that others may use to educate, engage, and inspire communities to stand up against this national epidemic
Slavery Footprint Slavery Footprint engages individuals through an interactive survey that raises participants' awareness of their labor trafficking footprints. Learn how many people are affected by labor trafficking based on your lifestyle.
Polaris Project Named after the north Star that guided slaves to freedom in the US, Polaris helps survivors restore their freedom, prevents more victims, and leverages date and technology to pursue