There are many ways to help combat human trafficking besides donating money! You can contact your elected representatives about supporting important legislation to combat the crime and help survivors. You can learn more about how human trafficking really works and help educate others. And you can volunteer in your community to fight not just trafficking but the factors that lead to trafficking – including poverty, addiction and hopelessness.
If the U.S. Congress and the White House cannot come to agreement on a new bill to help struggling communities through the pandemic, far more people will be at risk of falling prey to sex and labor trafficking. But it doesn’t have to happen. We know how to reduce human trafficking: Keep people in their homes.
Already in vulnerable positions, COVID-19 and the subsequent economic upheaval have made runaway and homeless youth even more vulnerable than ever to human traffickers. Their options are fewer than ever and their needs likely greater. But so far, the COVID-19 relief legislation has left them behind. Call on your senators to change this.
Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit. With your support, we can help victims and survivors of human trafficking.
Through text, chat, email, and of course, live phone calls, the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline served more victims and survivors of human trafficking in 2019 than ever before. With your help, we can do even more!