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Human Trafficking Awareness

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Do you or someone you know need help?
Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline

Get Help  ◦  24/7  ◦  Confidential

Call: 1-888-373-7888  Text: 233733   TTY: 711

Do you or someone you know need help?

Get Help
24/7  ◦  Confidential


Call: 1-888-373-7888

Text: 233733

TTY: 711

For when someone
can’t ask for help

Hand Signal for Help

In certain situations, verbal communication may be impossible or unsafe. That’s where the “Hand Signal for Help” becomes a powerful tool. This discreet signal involves trapping your thumb to discreetly indicate that you need assistance without drawing attention.

Spread Awareness:

Help us spread awareness about the hand signal for help. Share this information with your community, workplace, or social circles to empower individuals to seek and offer assistance when needed.

Remember, a small gesture can make a significant impact in creating a safer and mor
supportive environment.

What can we do?

 Educate and Empower: Continuously train our staff and passengers to recognize and report signs of human trafficking.

  Collaborate and Support: Work with law enforcement and community partners to aid anti-trafficking efforts and assist survivors.

 Vigilance and Action: Maintain alertness across our services, swiftly reporting any suspicions and supporting victims seeking help.

  Advocate for Change: Champion stronger policies to combat human trafficking and protect vulnerable individuals.

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What can we do?

 Educate and Empower: Continuously train our staff and passengers to recognize and report signs of human trafficking.

  Collaborate and Support: Work with law enforcement and community partners to aid anti-trafficking efforts and assist survivors.

 Vigilance and Action: Maintain alertness across our services, swiftly reporting any suspicions and supporting victims seeking help.

  Advocate for Change: Champion stronger policies to combat human trafficking and protect vulnerable individuals.

Education is Key to Breaking the Chain

Human Trafficking

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Labor Trafficking

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Anyone can experience trafficking in any community, just as anyone can be the victim of any kind of crime. While it can happen to anyone, evidence suggests that people of color and LGBTQ+ people are more likely to experience trafficking than other demographic groups. Generational trauma, historic oppression, discrimination, and other societal factors and inequities create community-wide vulnerabilities. Traffickers recognize and take advantage of people who are vulnerable.

Source: National Human Trafficking Hotline

 

People may be vulnerable to trafficking if they:

  • Have an unstable living situation
  • Have previously experienced other forms of violence such as sexual abuse or domestic violence
  • Have run away or are involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare system
  • Are undocumented immigrants
  • Are facing poverty or economic need
  • Have a caregiver or family member who has a substance use issue
  • Are addicted to drugs or alcohol
Source: National Human Trafficking Hotline

You can make a difference by reaching out to the National Human Trafficking hotline if you or suspect someone you know is experiencing trafficking. Contacting the hotline is 100% free, confidential, and available 24/7.

Call: 1-888-373-7888  Text: 233733   TTY: 711

By sharing information about human trafficking, we can spread awareness in a way that invites everyone to become part of the solution. Each share has the power to educate and empower others, fostering a more vigilant and compassionate community.


Stay up to date on best practices, safety tips, and general information with the following sources: