This website provides resources to survivors of human trafficking, bystanders, relatives, and concerned citizens about an imminent public health issue in our country: human trafficking. Sex trafficking, a sub-group of human trafficking, is a criminal enterprise that exploits and abuses over 12 million Americans each year, including over 1,000 in DC, MD, and VA in the last 5 years.
It is an imminent public health issue as it contributes to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and carries enormous physical and mental health impacts for survivors, which our society has a moral obligation to address.
Our project, carried out as part of the SPA Leadership Program at American University, takes a humble step toward progress and justice for survivors and their communities by aggregating and distilling myriad of available resources. If this is an emergency, always call 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline (+18883737888) first and take care, if you are currently being trafficked, for your own personal safety when searching for such resources.