Leading the exploited toward a life of freedom
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Proverbs 31:8
Join us on
Red Bucket Day,
What is Human Trafficking?
defines Human Trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts or labor or services against his or her will. The one exception involves minors and commercial sex. Inducing a minor into commercial sex is considered Human Trafficking regardless if the presence of force, fraud, or coercion.
- U.S. human trafficking victims estimated in the hundreds of thousands
- Over 40 million human trafficking victims globally
- 99% of cases go undetected
What can you
Do About It
- Be safe and wise.
- Do not attempt to rescue an individual.
- Go through appropriate channels to assist victims. You can end up doing more harm than good by putting the victim and yourself in danger. If you have a suspicion or a tip, please call 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
- Become educated in this modern-day slavery. Learn as much as you can about Human Trafficking so you can teach others and bring awareness to those in your sphere of influence.
- Volunteer or mentor at your local shelter, pregnancy center, youth groups, or with foster youth.
- Donate to shelters, Anti-Human Trafficking organizations, and programs that are reaching the exploited population
Project Rescue is a community effort to raise funds and awareness to stop human trafficking in our neighborhoods. Red Bucket Day is a yearly campaign when volunteers throughout the city stand on street corners with red buckets and “Stop Human Trafficking” signs collecting donations and offering information on how to stop this modern-day slavery. Please join us on March 27th!
that a minor is being trafficked.
- Signs of physical abuse such as burn marks, bruises or cuts
- Unexplained absences from class
- Less appropriately dresses than before
- Sexualized behavior
- Overly tired in class
- Withdrawn, depressed, or checked out
- Brags about making or having a lot of money
- Displays expensive clothes, accessories or shoes knowing they can’t afford it
- New tattoo of a name, symbol of money or barcodes could indicate trafficking
- Older boyfriend or new friends with different lifestyles
- Talks about wild parties
- Shows signs of gang affiliation
Who is vulnerable
- Those who have unstable living situation
- History of domestic violence
- Those who have a caregiver or family member who has a substance abuse issue
- A runaway or involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system
- Undocumented immigrants
- Those who are facing poverty or economic need
- History of sexual abuse
- Addicted to drugs or alcohol