Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force or coercion to obtain labor or sex. Thousands of men, women, and children are abducted and trafficked worldwide. Many are lured from their homes with false promises, then forced into prostitution or domestic servitude. Victims are found in legitimate and illegitimate labor industries, including sweatshops, massage parlors, agricultural fields, restaurants, hotels, and domestic service. Traffickers prey on vulnerable people with little or no social support or safety net. This includes undocumented immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, people facing economic hardship and challenges like homelessness, victims of natural disasters, children, and others with difficulty defending themselves. Healthcare organizations play an important role identifying and reporting human trafficking victims, in fact it has become part of the Florida Statute. Some of the strategies health center use to successfully serve this population include the following.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking call, text or chat with the National Human Trafficking Hotline 24/7 in 200 languages at 1 (888) 373-7888 or SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

Human Trafficking Resources

Human Trafficking Data

Human Trafficking Organizations

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