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Human Trafficking in Ohio

July 30, 2020

Human Trafficking In Our Community

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is on July 30, 2021. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the event by the United Nations is to raise awareness and increase prevention of that.  The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is to raise awareness encourage vigilance and gain support for prevention of human trafficking and finding support for victims.

Thousands of men, women, and children end up in the hands of traffickers every year. Taken by force, misled with the promise of a job, or kidnapped. In extreme cases of poverty, many families will even sell their children to survive. Trafficking methods may vary, but the result is the same. They lose their rights and their identity. This is a global problem, a growing industry not far behind drugs and arms in terms of profit.

Forced into hard labor or prostitution without pay. Escape is impossible with death threats and denied access to identification documents. In fact, many are taken to unfamiliar countries where they don’t speak the local language. Families and communities will never hear from or see trafficking victims again.  Constantly moved from city to city in both urban and rural areas.

you can make a difference

A global problem like trafficking needs a global solution, but first needs to start within our local communities.  We help victims of human trafficking both children and adults right here in South West Ohio from Cincinnati to Dayton and outlaying counties, both rural and urban.

Call your local authorities if you suspect someone of human trafficking.  If you know a survivor of human trafficking and past trauma that would like to seek services and don’t know where to turn, please feel free to reach out to us.  We can either help with services or help find services that best fit the individual seeking services.

Contact us to learn more about our services or how you can help victims of human trafficking.


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