Homelessness

Crisis in Human Trafficking During the Pandemic

Resource — June 10, 2020
This data brief includes analysis of relevant data from the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline to examine the potential impact of COVID-19 pandemic on victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking

The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States

Resource — March 1, 2017
From sex trafficking to labor trafficking, the ways humans are exploited differ greatly. Each type has unique strategies for recruiting and controlling victims and concealing the crime.

Staying Safe: New Resource Helps LGBTQ Youth Protect Themselves from Human Trafficking

Blog Post — November 16, 2016

We can’t just depend on law enforcement, service providers, or concerned citizens to intervene in a potential trafficking situation. We have to equip individuals with the tools to recognize and respond to trafficking within their own communities.

A Call to Action on Runaway Youth in Your Community

Blog Post — October 25, 2016

As the streets chill this November, we at Polaris recognize National Runaway Prevention Month. According to the National Runaway Safeline, between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away from home each year.

Empowering Women to Change their Lives

Blog Post — June 7, 2016

According to a report, more than 12,000 people throughout the Washington D.C. region are currently homeless. Our homeless population need services, not stigma.

Sex Trafficking and LGBTQ+ Youth

Resource — May 1, 2016
Sex Trafficking and LGBTQ Youth, made possible by the support of the Palette Fund, provides an introduction to sex trafficking for LGBTQ+ youth providers and others.

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