Blue Campaign- Department of Homeland Security (National) – In July 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Blue Campaign – a first-of-its-kind campaign to coordinate and enhance the Department’s anti-human trafficking efforts. The Blue Campaign harnesses and leverages the varied authorities and resources of the Department of Homeland Security to deter human trafficking by increasing awareness, protecting victims, and contributing to a robust criminal justice response.
Change.org (International) – Change.org believes that building momentum for social change globally means empowering citizen activists locally. That’s why anyone, anywhere — from Chicago to Cape Town – can start their own grassroots campaign for change using their organizing platform. Change.org members start campaigns around thousands of different issues. To start your own campaign, just click here. Their mission is to build an international network of people empowered to fight for what’s right locally, nationally, and globally.
The Demi and Ashton Foundation (International) – Believing that freedom is a basic human right, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher founded The Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA) to help end child sex slavery. The DNA Foundation supports and develops innovative programs that address the root causes of child sex slavery.
End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (International) – ECPAT International is a global network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
FBI- Innocence Lost (National) – In June 2003, the FBI in conjunction with the Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children launched the Innocence Lost National Initiative. Their combined efforts were aimed at addressing the growing problem of domestic sex trafficking of children in the United States.
Free The Slaves (International) – “Free the Slaves knows that slavery flourishes when people cannot meet their basic needs. Slavery is rampant where poor people lack economic opportunities, education, healthcare and an honest government. A holistic approach is required to eradicate slavery forever. That’s why we: Free slaves around the world by working with grassroots organizations where slavery flourishes. Record and share their stories so people in power can see slavery and be inspired to work for freedom. Enlist businesses to clean slavery out of their product chains and empower consumers to stop buying into slavery. Work with governments to produce effective anti-slavery laws then hold them to their commitments. Research what works and what doesn’t so that we use resources strategically and effectively to end slavery. Forever.”
Human Trafficking: United States of America (National) – A web resource for combatting Human Trafficking. The purpose of this Web site is to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. This Web site has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information.
More Than Purpose (National) – An abolitionist movement to combat human trafficking.
The Polaris Project (National- Washington D.C.) – Named after the North Star that guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project has been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002.
The Salvation Army (TSA) (International) – TSA has been involved in anti-human trafficking efforts since 1884 when it first established a “Rescue Home” for women and girls escaping prostitution on the streets of London. Now, more than a century later, The Salvation Army in the United States and abroad is part of a revived movement for the abolition of human trafficking and forms of commercial sexual exploitation. Today, The Salvation Army USA’s anti human-trafficking efforts focus on four core areas: awareness raising and training, policy advocacy, prevention, as well as the provision of trafficking survivor services.
Shared Hope International – Shared Hope International exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. They are leaders in a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.
Traffick911 – “Traffick911 is committed to social justice and human rights, fighting for the rights of our oppressed American children. We serve U.S. children regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation. We believe the scope of this crime is too large for one organization to tackle alone; it takes all of us collaborating together, working across political, religious and social boundaries. Traffick911 is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded and guided by our Christian faith, partnering with fellow abolitionists from all walks of life from around the world.”
Truckers Against Trafficking – The goal of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.
The Well House– The Well House is a faith-based and Christ-centered nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and transitional housing to women who have been trafficked, are prostituting, or otherwise sexually exploited. Food, clothing, spiritual guidance, Christian counseling, and other necessities are provided, along with assisting with referrals for substance abuse treatment, if needed. Life skills classes, GED preparation, and other enrichment services are part of the experience to help these women become self-sufficient and give them a sense of self-worth. The goal is for women to go on to live full and productive lives. An article on the Well House endeavors to expand their shelter
Huntsville-Madison County Human Trafficking Task Force – Formerly a sub-committee to the Madison County CCR Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking, the Human Trafficking Task Force was formed to raise public awareness; educate the community; and advocate to affect change in local, regional and state policies related to human trafficking.With a special emphasis on sexual exploitation, the Human Trafficking Task Force works with service providers, law enforcement and other agencies and coalitions across the county, north Alabama and the state to better prepare our community against the horrific crimes of human trafficking.
White Horse Air Support – Actively training pilots for missionary work, providing air transportation to non-profit organizations that are involved in saving women and children in human trafficking and domestic violence. Provide transportation to first responders and assisting Christian Ministries with their emergency transportation needs.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham – For the first fourteen years, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham was a component fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. In 2011, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, became an independent 501(c)(3) organization with an endowment solely to support programs for women and girls in the Birmingham area.In its role as a convener for agencies to address critical needs for women, the Women’s Fund’s major focus for the past five years has been on domestic violence. The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham continues to work together to transform the conditions of poverty and to create an equal and just future for low-income women and girls. Most recently, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham has expanded its initiatives to address the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Women’s Economic Security.
Freedom House (San Francisco, CA) – Freedom House provides basic needs for emancipated victims such as shelter, a safe place to live where their former traffickers won’t find them, as well as food, clothing, language, literacy, job skills, and ongoing care services to assist survivors in the integration process. The effects of trafficking are long lasting, often victims live with severe medical and psychological problems. Survivors need special care and time to heal, Freedom House shows each person that they are valued and that their dignity is worth rebuilding, upholding and protecting.
Solace (San Francisco, CA) – Solace SF provides all-inclusive, compassionate care to sex workers within San Francisco. They partner with men and women working within the adult entertainment industry. SolaceSF’s objective is to meet the immediate needs of the men as well as set up each individual for long-term success physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. They cultivate trusted relationships with each person they encounter as they help them recognize their worth, identity and purpose.
Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking – “LCHT is committed to evidence-based research efforts grounded upon objective, verifiable, reliable and replicable data. We strive to honor history while opening the field to innovation and foster respectful, intentional collaboration and participation among academics, activists, community service providers, law enforcement, survivors and volunteers. We do so while holding true to our values of non-discrimination, interdisciplinary approaches and feminism.”
Broward Human Trafficking Coalition– The Broward Human Trafficking Coalition (BHTC) is a Coalition of individuals from the general public, those who serve it, and all community partners, who are individually and collectively committed to working to improve assistance for persons affected by the crime of human trafficking.
Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (Clearwater)– FCAHT works closely with community service providers to provide victims with emergency food and shelter, medical and psychological treatment and other services as needed to help these individuals restore their lives and their freedoms; provides training to law enforcement agencies, medical facilities, faith based, civil and community organizations to bring awareness and recognition to the signs and symptoms of Human Trafficking. To schedule a training presentation for your group, call (727) 442-3064; the group also works very closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco County Sheriff’s offices and local law enforcement agencies in investigations and prosecutions of traffickers as well as providing advocacy for the victims of human trafficking.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice– Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters is chair of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet’s Human Trafficking Workgroup; and is working with a team to address ways to indicate human trafficking cases within the juvenile justice system.
Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc. (Sanibel, FL)– Dedicated to bringing the issue of human trafficking to the forefront of public consciousness through local community action and the sharing of resources and programs among communities and organizations. “We believe human trafficking can be prevented when people are aware of the crime and understand how traffickers lure people into modern-day slavery. We have developed the ARTREACH program to educate those who are particularly targeted in the United States — young American girls between the ages of 11 and 15 as well as others who want to use art to educate others about human trafficking.”
Kristi House: Project GOLD (Miami) – Project GOLD provides health services linkages, case management and therapy services to survivors who experience physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual repercussions from the trauma of sexual exploitation. The project also focuses on raising awareness about the reality of children being bought and sold in the commercial sex industry and building community capacity to treat and heal victims. The project is breaking new ground locally and nationally in addressing a previously overlooked and hidden population of child sexual abuse victims.
Georgia Care Connection Office (GCCO) (Atlanta, GA)– GCCO is the single point of contact and provides independent care coordination for anyone who seeks help for a commercially sexually exploited child. GCCO can also offer information and technical assistance. GCCO leads the dialogue among a multi-disciplinary team of agencies and providers to develop one comprehensive care plan that ensures each child’s commercial sexual exploitation is addressed.
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)– also in Montgomery, Alabama- ‘The SPLC was founded to ensure that the promises of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since our founding in 1971, we’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten. Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism in the South, bankrupted some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups and won justice for exploited workers, abused prison inmates, disabled children and other victims of discrimination.’
Tapestri– Tapestri Inc. is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods. As advocates for immigrant and refugee families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, we are committed to using education, community organizing, direct services and advocacy to effect change in the lives of these families. Our name, “Tapestri,” symbolizes the different threads of society coming together to form a safe cover to protect its many colored communities.
Wellspring Living (Atlanta, Georgia)– In 2001, Wellspring Living, a 501(c)(3) organization, formed to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse overcome their broken pasts and move towards hopeful futures. Our mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through advocacy, education and treatment programs for girls and women. Our programs are a refuge for women and girls who need a chance to start over. Through therapy, education, life skills and spiritual renewal, the Wellspring programs give participants recovery tools for the body, soul and spirit.
Hawaii Anti-Trafficking Task Force (ATTF)– The ATTF seeks to educate victims and law enforcement personnel that human trafficking is a violation of international and U.S. law and is prohibited for forced labor and mistreatment. New federal laws provide options for trafficking victims regardless of immigration status.
The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (Honolulu, HI)– The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS), is a Hawaii-based not-for-profit 501(c)3 whose mission is to stop Human-Trafficking in Hawaii and the Pacific.
The Julian Center– “The Julian Center is a unique nonprofit agency providing counseling, safe shelter, case management, advocacy, and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises. Through outreach and consultation, we also seek to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault and its impact on all our lives.”
Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force (Baton Rouge)– The LCLE has entered into a partnership with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association (LSA) for the implementation of the Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF). The Louisiana HTTF focuses its law enforcement and victim rescue efforts on the Interstate 10 (I-10) corridor from the Texas border on the West to the Mississippi border on the East. The I-10 corridor – which serves as the basic northern border of the hurricane ravaged areas of Louisiana – has long served as a major avenue of illegal immigration efforts. The I-10 corridor is the major avenue for those individuals participating in human trafficking to supply the labor needs in the hurricane damaged areas of the state. The Louisiana HTTF will have Law Enforcement, Training, and Victim Services components.
Minga (National- Boston, MA)– “Minga is a non-profit that is dedicated to fighting the global child sex trade by harnessing the power of teens. We started in August of 2006, when we found out that over two million children are sold each year in the global sex trade. We wanted to ensure that our peers around the world were treated with dignity and respect. We named our group Minga, which in the Quechua language means “the coming together of a community for the betterment of all.” This is exactly what we aim to do: bring together teens to fight the commercial sexual exploitation of children.”
GEMS (New York)– Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
Sanctuary for Families
Nathaniel’s House– This facility offers clients a feeling of home while the staff instills a sense of belonging to each youth. The staff is trained and certified to guide clients toward independence and self esteem. The clients will be in charge of their assigned space. Upkeep of that space is designed to give the youth a sense of ownership and responsibility.
Operation Broken Silence (Memphis, TN)- Operation Broken Silence is a nonprofit that strives to protect the innocent by confronting social affliction and building a new generation of abolitionists who envision a world without mass atrocities and modern slavery.
A Bridge of Hope
Courtney’s House– Courtney’s House is committed to providing a safe space and loving environment – in a therapeutic and emotionally healing atmosphere – for domestic sex trafficked girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 18 years. Courtney’s House is dedicated to the mission of ending domestic sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of all children. They focus their efforts on providing a long-term group home and providing direct services.