Coronavirus

Domestic Workers Face Economic Devastation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Blog Post — April 14, 2020
As much of the country has begun working at home for some unknown period of time, the very people we trust to care for those homes, and for our loved ones, are facing economic devastation.

COVID-19 May Increase Human Trafficking in Vulnerable Communities

Blog Post — April 7, 2020
Communities more vulnerable to violence, abuse, and exploitation in the wake of this massive, worldwide economic and social disruption may be at increased risk of human trafficking.

Essential Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Blog Post — March 30, 2020
We know that many survivors of human trafficking and others may have questions about how to access essential services during this time. Here is a set of resources that might help.

Immigrant Workers Have Never Been More Important to Our Wellbeing

Blog Post — March 27, 2020
US response to the COVID-19 may potentially harm farmworkers under the H-2A visa program, but their labor is needed to keep food on Americans’ tables.

The Effect of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking

Blog Post — March 24, 2020
While we can’t know for certain the effect COVID-19 has on human trafficking, we are worried the economic effects of this virus will increase vulnerabilities that make people susceptible to trafficking in the first place.

Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.