Human Trafficking: Help and Resources
If you or someone you know is currently in danger of or being trafficked, please call 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711) or text 233733 (BEFREE) now to get the help and care you need!
National Human Trafficking Resource Center – Florida
National Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
The NHTRC works closely with service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals in Florida to serve victims and survivors of trafficking, respond to human trafficking cases, and share information and resources. The website also provides more information about human trafficking in Florida, including hotline statistics, resources, and local events/resources.
The Polaris Project
Polaris BeFree Textline Text “BeFree” (233733)
The Polaris Project works to create a world without slavery. This organization coordinates the national human trafficking hotline, provides client services through specialized local offices, seeks to spread public awareness, organizes international programs, works to affect policy that will help fight human trafficking, trains and provides technical assistance, conducts leadership training for future leaders of the anti-trafficking movement, and runs campaigns to fight human trafficking.The Polaris Project provides key numbers to call in the US when dealing with human trafficking and related tips, referrals, and reports.
Florida Abolitionist (FA) is a non-governmental 501(c)3 organization established to campaign against modern-day slavery. FA’s approach is a focused strategy to educate, equip, and empower the community to action. FA hopes to end human trafficking in Orlando/Central Florida. Their website provides resources to train the public to know the signs of human trafficking, and lists opportunities to get involved whether through training sessions, volunteering, prayer, etc.
The Florida Coalition against Human Trafficking
The Florida Coalition against Human Trafficking is a 501 (c)3 international and domestic anti-trafficking agency that assists victims of human trafficking. This organization works throughout the state and provides the opportunity to contact the organization by email or phone.
24 Hr Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
Safe Horizon helps victims of all forms of crime and abuse regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, location or background. Their website provides the Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program phone number that can be reached during office hours and Safe Horizon’s 24/7 toll free hotline; operators at the hotline are multilingual. Safe Horizon provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services for victims; provides counseling, support groups, shelter and housing assistance; makes referrals to other services; works with law enforcement and the criminal justice process; and provides legal representation.
BeLoved is a Christ-centered organization that is dedicated to training and developing people and programs for awareness, outreach and aftercare to reach the unmet needs of those affected by commercial sex exploitation.
The Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
The Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking by the Administration for Children and Families under the US Department of Health and Human Services provides the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline and other helpful materials, posters, and pamphlets to help raise public awareness of human trafficking and to encourage the public to watch for telltale warning signs. The website also specifies how to request assistance for children victims of trafficking, how to become a coalition partner, and provides links to other related websites.
Department of Homeland Security
To Get Help: 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
To Report Suspected Human Trafficking: 1-866-347-2423
This website provides Anti-Human Trafficking Resources for Victims and is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. This website provides a toll-free number to report suspected human trafficking or to get help; information about immigrants; workers’ rights; victim assistance programs; and information about local service providers who work with victims of human trafficking.
International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. This organization works in 12 different countries. Their website provides questions and answers about the issues with which IJM works, publications, statistics, videos, casework stories, and contact information.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Anti Trafficking Program
This website was designed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to share information about the problem of human trafficking and to provide resources for helping victims of human trafficking, identifying victims, providing information for service providers, and sharing information about child victims of human trafficking.