Stop Sex Trafficking

Resources

Below you will find several web sites/organizations all with a common interest: eradicating sex trafficking. If you think of any sites that would fit here, we’d love to know. Please contact us with the organization’s name and web site address, then we’ll check them out and ideally place their link here.

 

StreetLight PHX’s (Phoenix, AZ) mission is to Eradicate Child Sex Slavery through a 3-tier strategy of Awareness, Prevention, and Aftercare. They will accomplish this through multi-sector collaborations focused on preventing further exploitation of our children, and by providing long-term safe housing to promote healing for those rescued from Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.

Project 53 (Phoenix, AZ) has the goal of turning the 53 orphanages in Honduras into 53 places of refuge for over 5,000 Honduran children. The goal will be met by meeting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the children, by working side -by -side with the government and staff to provide education and strategies on how to care for abused, abandoned, and trafficked children.

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. COVA’s vision is to be recognized as a national leader in building a collaborative environment where crime victims are given the opportunity to heal and restore balance to their lives.

The Colorado Project to Comprehensively Combat Human Trafficking (Colorado Project) (Denver, CO) is an initiative of LCHT that aims to develop sustainable efforts to end human trafficking with the essential input of those working on the ground. At a state level, the Colorado Project will develop a tool by which communities can assess their strengths and gaps in combating human trafficking.

The U Count Campaign (Fort Collins, CO) promotes the value of life, awareness and action, the power of one and the combined strength of partnership in the rescue and recovery of victims of sexual slavery.

The Indiana Protection of Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) (Indianapolis, IN) is one of 42 task forces nationwide funded by the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to address the issue of human trafficking.


Destiny Rescue
(North Webster, IN) is a grassroots, internationally recognized, Christian based, non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. They help rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor and are a voice for those that can’t speak up for themselves. Serving in six nations (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), India and Mozambique), Destiny Rescue will keep expanding to reach even more children.

Civil Society (St. Paul, MN) provides culturally and linguistically specific services, including abused immigrant, human trafficking victims, and others who have barriers to reporting crime.

International Crisis Aid’s (St. Louis, MO) mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist.

Women At Risk International (Grand Rapids, MI) unites and educates women and children in areas of human trafficking and sexual slavery. They work to create circles of protection and hope around women at risk through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects.

Well House (Grand Rapids, MI) seeks to help provide the transition between emergency and permanent shelter for homeless women and families, and to provide activities that foster new directions and goals.

The Hope Project (Muskeegon, MI) raises awareness of human trafficking and brings restoration and healing from its effects. They are in the process of opening a rehabilitative home for girls, 11 to18 years old, who have been victims of domestic sexual trafficking.

Awaken Inc. (Reno, NV) is a Christian human rights organization based in Reno, seeking to combat the commercial, sexual exploitation and trafficking of women and children throughout Nevada.

Nevada Coalition Against Sex Trafficking
(Nevada) mission is to educate Nevadans and other concerned citizens about the harms of prostitution, including the underlying and fundamental human rights violations of prostitution, the link between prostitution (both legal and illegal) and human trafficking, and developing and promoting policy and functional alternatives to current laws and practices within the State of Nevada.

Forsaken Generation (Weedsport, NY) collaborates with local organizations and shelters across the country to create solutions, increase awareness, raise financial support and build a better future for the nation’s homeless youth. Nearly 80% of the domestic traffick victims are homeless children in the US.

Gracehaven (Columbus, OH) The program at Gracehaven is designed for the restoration and rehabilitation of the young survivors who are under their care. Each resident at Gracehaven will go through the program at her own pace, as she is able. Because of the horrible trauma these young girls have been exposed to, their healing and restoration requires a multi-disciplinary approach which we have divided into the following major elements: counseling, education, mentoring and fun.

Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH) (Oregon, USA) The Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force invites you to use their website to equip yourself for the battle we must win if we are to defeat the growing plague of human trafficking within our state.

New Life Prostitution Diversion Initiative
(Dallas, TX) helps the viewing of prostitutes as criminals within the Dallas Police Department and aids in their approach to victims, to bring resources from a large cross section of organizations into the streets where the prostitutes work.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) (Alexandria, VA) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking (Alexandria, VA) exists to create and equip a new abolition movement for the eradication of sexual trafficking, the protection of survivors, and the prosecution of traffickers and exploiters.

World Hope International (Alexandria, VA) goes to remote areas and partners with people in an effort to bring healing, restoration and positive, sustainable change. Their programs offer opportunity, dignity and hope in places where those things are usually in short supply.

Called to Rescue (Vancouver, WA) is a non-profit worldwide organization given to rescuing minor children from sex trafficking, violence and abuse.

Shared Hope International (Vancouver, WA) exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. We are leaders in a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.

Polaris Project (Washington, DC) provides a wide range of social services to survivors of human trafficking including emergency services, comprehensive case management, group therapy, transitional housing, and victim outreach. Dedicated staff members in Washington, D.C. and New Jersey are on call 24/7 to respond to crises and are specifically trained to serve victims of human trafficking. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) can be reached at 1-888-3737-888.

HumanTrafficking.org (Washington, DC) goals are to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. Their Web site has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information.

International Justice Mission (Washington, DC)  is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems – police, courts and laws – effectively protect the poor.

Courtney’s House (Washington, DC) is dedicated to the mission of ending domestic sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of all children. They focus their efforts on providing a long-term group home and providing direct services.

The Defenders USA (Vancouver, WA) is a coalition of men that are opposed to all forms of commercialized sex. Defenders believe that pornography, prostitution, escort services, strip clubs, peep shows, and erotic massage parlors all contribute to the commercial sex industry, a market that produces nearly 100,000 – 300,000 exploited victims a year—the majority of which are women and children. Through various Defender campaigns, their objective is to provide care for exploited victims through their restoration centers. In addition, they strive to end the demand for sexually explicit material by educating and equipping men to speak out against this destructive trade.

The Salvation Army (USA, national) recognizes the inherent human dignity in each person, and has a long history of efforts to protect that human dignity; with a special emphasis on the most vulnerable members of our societies. The Salvation Army is passionate about ending Human Sex Trafficking and ensuring that the human rights of trafficked persons are respected.

EMPOWER (USA, national) a global movement to end human trafficking.

Love 146 (USA, Asia, Europe) has initiated two core program areas to combat the issue of child sex slavery and exploitation, prevention and aftercare. In addition, Love146 works to grow a body of research on the issue to enhance the knowledge base for the communities they serve, their partners and their work.

Transitions Global (Cambodia) builds new lives for survivors of sex trafficking. They provide comprehensive aftercare services to girls between the ages of 13-19 years old who have been sexually trafficked, exploited, or abused. This is accomplished through a continuum of care consisting of psychological, social, educational, and health services, as well as, job training and placement, keeping the individual girl’s needs and desires at the forefront.

Somaly Mam (Cambodia), who escaped from the grips of sex trafficking herself, now helps others recover. In 1996, Somaly established a Cambodian non-governmental organization called AFESIP (Agir Pour les Femmes en Situation Precaire). Under Somaly’s leadership, AFESIP employs a holistic approach that ensures victims not only escape their plight, but have the emotional and economic strength to face the future with hope.

Department of Justice  (Canada) The Interdepartmental Working Group on Trafficking in Persons serves as the Government of Canada’s coordinating body for federal anti-trafficking efforts. By combining the expertise of 17 different government departments, the Working Group strengthens the Government’s response by developing policies, exchanging information, and facilitating cooperation.

ABBA House Foundation (Thailand) exists for the express purpose of setting at liberty the pre and post Captive Sex Slave HIV Children of Thailand, by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Love of Jesus for the Glory of God the Father. Providing housing, food, utilities and training in conversational English and Spiritual devotions.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help see this list for who to contact:

U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
Click here for more information

UK: Crime Stoppers/Blue Blindfold 0800-555-111
Click here for more information

Europe:
Click here for European hotline numbers


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One Response to “Resources”

  1. G. Damlo says:

    This website is wonderful! I can tell that you have put a lot of prayer, thought and passion into it and for this cause. I hope you are blessed with a lot of response to your message. I will ask my husband to consider donating to the Salvation Army, allocating our resources specifically to IAST. Thank you for making me more aware of this opportunity!

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