Modern-Day slavery is happening on main street

Human trafficking isn’t limited to illegal businesses, other countries, or poor areas. People are exploited every day in plain sight.

21M

freedom
dignity
independence

Trafficked worldwide

70%

Trafficked for labor

30%

Trafficked for sex

hundreds of thousands in the U.S.

These Victims are...

manipulated.

Traffickers are motivated by high profits and will target any individual they perceive as vulnerable. Victims fall into trafficking because they don’t believe they have other options. Many have lost legal work status, need to provide for their families, and are desperate to survive.

I was just laid off and I’m trying to feed my daughter. I’ll take just about any job right now.

Trapped.

Traffickers target vulnerable people regardless of race, social class, or citizenship status. Complicating factors keep victims caught in trafficking abuse. Millions of people are beaten, blackmailed, and bullied in industries encountered daily.

Restored.

Survivors who escape trafficking situations must rebuild their lives from the bottom up. Our network provides survivors with comprehensive emergency and foundational services to help restart their futures.

Stable and safe housing

Legitimate work and livable wages

Mental health counseling

Legal Guidance

I have a new job and am able to take care of my little girl. I’m confident about our future.

Know the crime. Know the signs.

If you encounter anyone who you believe may be a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or Text the following: BeFree (233733).