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Humans Should Never Be for Sale

Along with providing immediate refuge and relief for victims, we take a holistic approach to healing, helping each client move from a state of victimized enslavement to God-centered self-sufficiency.

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Every year, between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into this country.

This modern-day slavery occurs in every state across America.


The Salvation Army Fights the
Horror of Human Trafficking Through:

Awareness Initiatives

The Salvation Army raises awareness of the injustices of human trafficking by partnering with local coalitions. Through prevention activities and our work to reduce demand for forced labor and commercial sex, we prevent future crimes. We also help rescue and restore current victims by improving the identification and prosecution of local traffickers.

Comprehensive Care Management

We give ongoing care to those escaping the life of human trafficking. Along with the immediate needs of shelter, transportation, food, and clothing, we address physical and psychological trauma through a variety of services, including:

  • Medical and dental
  • Victim advocacy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Employment assistance
  • Legal aid
  • Translation
  • Job development
  • Repatriation
  • Social service benefits
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Childcare
A Legacy of Justice

For more than two centuries, The Salvation Army has stood firmly behind women and children subjected to organized commercial sexual exploitation. In the 1800s, we pioneered an undercover sex trafficking investigation, which directly shaped the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885. By 1900, The Salvation Army had created over 100 "rescue homes" throughout London to help those fleeing prostitution. Over a century later, we remain fully committed to abolishing the sex trade from every corner of the world.

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Every day in America, people are still sold into slavery.

More than 3,500 sex trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center last year.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people escape human trafficking. Donate now.

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The sex trade preys on children.

The average entry age of American minors into the sex trade is 13 years old. Many victims are runaway girls who have already suffered sexual abuse.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people escape human trafficking. Donate now.

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Port cities rate highest in human trafficking.

Large populations, international borders, extensive ports, and large metropolitan areas are most conducive to forced human labor and sexual enslavement.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people escape human trafficking. Donate now.

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The Salvation Army declares war on human trafficking.

The Salvation Army Emergency Trafficking Program works alongside local law enforcement, FBI, ICE, and numerous other community partners to identify, rescue, and restore victims of forced labor and sexual exploitation. We help both foreign and domestic victims of all ages and ethnicities through our nationwide case management network. Along with giving immediate refuge and relief for victims, we take a holistic approach to healing, helping each person move from a state of victimized enslavement to God-centered self-sufficiency.

Save Someone From a Life of Enslavement. You Can Help.

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