How Serving USA is supporting
Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Serving USA partners with the most recognized professionals working to prevent human trafficking and slavery in the United States. We have seen prevention begins with education and awareness, and the organizations we support work diligently to offer trainings, resources, and outreach in their communities. Combatting a $150B global felonious industry which is prevalent in every city of our country presents huge challenges. Adding to the difficulty is this problem also exists in the dark depths of cyberspace where 92% of active, high-frequency sex buyers browse online for their next purchase.
Apprehending and outwitting these criminals by using new techniques and innovative methods must occur to make impactful changes and save lives. Our partners at The Guardian Group are an example of high-tech heroes who are patrolling the internet and monitoring online to protect the vulnerable from exploitation.
When victims escape from their abusers, they’ve often experienced multiple forms of violence resulting in a variety of traumas which can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. It can be a challenge for them to find shelters and programs offering security, holistic care and therapy as these quality institutions are in short supply. Recognizing this need, our originative partners at the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance have developed a ground-breaking resource ‘Alliance Referral System’ to make the placement process easier for survivors and their advocates as they locate new residences to begin their healing journey.
At Serving USA we continue to seek out and support anti-trafficking organizations offering housing, education, vocational and employment opportunities so more survivors are given back their freedom and hope for a brighter future. Join us in this work by learning more about our 2022 partner grantees and how you can support their efforts.