It is by standing up for the rights of girls and women that we truly measure up as men.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 1931 -. South African human rights defender.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s own chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

Nelson Mandela. 1918 – 2013. Anti-apartheid revolutionary, President of South Africa from 1994 – 1999.

Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the Body of Christ …. It is a crime against humanity.

Pope Francis. 1936 – . Current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name – modern slavery.

Barack Obama. 1961 – . 44th United States President.

Websites:

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

To report online, or to access resources and referrals: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org
To call, 24/7: 1-888-373-7888
Email: nhtrc@polarisproject.org

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT)

www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org

Report by Email: help@humantraffickinghotline.org

The Polaris Project

Website: polarisproject.org
Email: info@polarisproject.org

Information on trafficking, lists of involved organizations, and a hotline are available.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

To call: 1-888-373-7888
Website: humantraffickinghotline.org
To report by email: help@humantraffickinghotline.org

This organization will collect information about a case and pass it on to law enforcement. If you are a victim, you can call them for resources in your area. This is not an emergency number — you may have to wait to be able to speak with someone.

TEXT for Help

Text HELP to 233733 (BeFree)

The Blue Campaign

dhs.gov/blue-campaign
Phone: 1-866-347-2423

Information and training for law enforcement and the public. This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)

2101 North Front Street, Governor’s Plaza, Building 2, Harrisburg, PA 17110

At the website, click on About Sexual Violence, then click on Human Trafficking.

Twitter: @pcarorg

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT)

www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org

Training by DVD for truckers re: what to watch for as you are on the road. Certification is available.

California:

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)

Los Angeles, CA
CASTLA.org

Under Countries:

Canada

Call in tips to 1-800-222-TIPS

Mexico

Call in tips to 01800-5533-000

Under States:

Florida:

The Lifeboat Project

PO Box 1083
Apopka, FL 32704
Website: thelifeboatproject.org
Email: thelifeboatproject@gmail.com
Call: 1-407-310-8905

Restoring to Wholeness through a long-term individualized holistic program. Assisting survivors in partnership with community based programs and selected businesses. Serves survivors of labor and sex trafficking. Residential treatment is available.