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 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. Read The Salvation Army's 2019 National Impact Report.
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:
For more than 150 years, 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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