National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Dec 22, 2020

Human Trafficking is all around us.  This fastest-growing crime is fueled by many challenges: family break-down, pornography, poverty, entertainment culture, and more.  Our ignorance also plays a part for its continuing growth. The first step in solving a problem is recognizing the problem.

To report any suspicious Human Trafficking behavior, please contact the National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888.

The Salvation Army Fights the Horror of Human Trafficking Through:

Awareness Initiatives

   The Salvation Army raises awareness of the injustices of human trafficking by partnering with local coalitions in several cities across the midwest. Through prevention activities and our work to reduce demand for forced labor and commercial sex, we prevent future crimes. We also help rescue and restore current victims by improving the identification and prosecution of local traffickers.

Comprehensive Care Management

For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has stood firmly behind women and children subjected to organized commercial sexual exploitation. In the 1800s, we pioneered an undercover sex trafficking investigation, which directly shaped the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885. By 1900, The Salvation Army had created over 100 "rescue homes" throughout London to help those fleeing prostitution. Over a century later, we remain fully committed to abolishing the sex trade from every corner of the world.

 A Legacy of Justice

We give ongoing care to those escaping the life of human trafficking. Along with the immediate needs of shelter, transportation, food, and clothing, we address physical and psychological trauma through a variety of services, including:

  • Medical and dental
  • Victim advocacy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Employment assistance
  • Legal aid
  • Translation
  • Job development
  • Repatriation
  • Social service benefits
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Childcare

The Salvation Army declares war on human trafficking

The Salvation Army Emergency Trafficking Program works alongside local law enforcement, FBI, ICE, and numerous other community partners to identify, rescue, and restore victims of forced labor and sexual exploitation. We help both foreign and domestic victims of all ages and ethnicities through our nationwide case management network. Along with giving immediate refuge and relief for victims, we take a holistic approach to healing, helping each person move from a state of victimized enslavement to God-centered self-sufficiency.

View all 46 Anti-Human Trafficking Programs across the United States and learn more about our fight for freedom action plan:


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