Driven by demand, human trafficking requires a context-sensitive and multi-faceted response. Partnerships are critical to tackle this complex problem. As we like to say, "It's not a competition, it's a coalition."
Our partners include: local government, civic groups, churches, ethnic/immigrant groups, women's organizations, labor organizations, immigration organizations, community health providers, faith-based organizations, social service organizations, and other non-profits.
When we are informed, we are more effective at spotting and reporting signs of trafficking.
Our awareness efforts include: the use of small group studies, community events, billboards, radio spots, print media, and public forums to inform the community of the horrific crime of human trafficking.
Once victims are properly identified, law enforcement officials can rescue a trafficked person. These victims have immediate and critical needs like temporary shelter.
Our rescue efforts include: working to get traffickers off the street by supporting law enforcement and involving the appropriate stake holders.
Education plays a key role in creating normative social pressures on those who still use or condone the use of trafficked victims, leading to a decline in the demand. It also counters the poverty and vulnerability context of forced labor, potentially decreasing the supply of people that are at risk for being trafficked.
Our education programs include: training various schools, businesses, organizations, law enforcement, and medical facilities to identify potential trafficked victims and equip them with knowledge and tips on how they can prevent and intervene when they see it.
SMALL GROUP CURRICULUM
After years of holistically supporting and investing in the fight against human trafficking, we’ve developed a small group curriculum to extend our reach. If you’re part of a church or faith-based organization wanting to join the fight against modern day slavery without recreating all the things needed to be successful, we have a solution for you.
CARES is a 10 week small group curriculum designed to be Step 1 in providing awareness tools, outreach ideas, and resources. It's a simple process that helps all participants find their place to serve and connects all the areas needed to bring human trafficking to an end.
Be a hope activist in your own community. Apply for your free curriculum today!