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Take Action Stop Human Trafficking

Take Action Stop Human Trafficking

Take Action Briefing

What: Human trafficking sounds like something out of a past century. Or out of some third world country. But it’s very real — 10-20 million victims in the world and 10s of thousands, perhaps as high as 200,000 victims right here in the U.S.
Who: Everyone. Human trafficking affects both genders, all ages, all walks of life, and everywhere. It happens in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Poor, middle class, wealthy.
How: Take action to learn the signs of human trafficking. If you’re a past victim, seek help. If you’re a victim (or know someone who might be) there is help.
When: Now!
Why: Human trafficking is a horrific abuse. Stopping human trafficking can prevent generations of abuse because unless victims get help to heal their past, they can and often do take it out on the next generation.

Get Help: Emergency Contacts

  • Don’t give up. Help is a text away. Text the words INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733)
  • REPORT suspected human trafficking 866-347-2423
  • National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Child Abuse hotline is 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-655-HOPE (800-656-4673)
  • National Runaway Hotline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)

To help a child or for more information:

The National Childrens Alliance operates Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) around the country with an interactive map to find a center near you.

The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children

Homeless: Beulah’s Place

If you’re a homeless teen or know of one, contact Beulah’s Place. You can call them at 541-526-0445. Beulah’s Place is located in Redmond but their help line can point you in the right direction if you’re in other areas.

If you want more information, including links to other organizations, research, and more, see the resources at our show page, “Human Trafficking: Real Hope, Real Help” (weekend of May 4th/5th, 2019).