Human Trafficking

If you think someone is a victim of Human Trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-3737-888.

Information about Human Trafficking:

Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subject to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women.

Approximately 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked annually across international borders worldwide according to U.S. government estimates. More than half of these victims worldwide are children, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Domestic Trafficking is a major problem even within the United States. Our work in this area has shown us that we have a problem with human trafficking in our own backyard. Many young people are forcibly being trafficked up and down the east coast for purposes of prostitution, and are not able to get out of these situations.

Covenant House Pennsylvania’s Street Outreach Team is part of the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition. You can learn about the work of our Street Outreach Team HERE.

For more information about Human Trafficking contact
Hugh Organ, Associate Executive Director, at 215-951-5411 or horgan@covenanthousepa.org.

Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition (PATC)

Let Freedom Ring
End Human Trafficking Now!

Covenant House Pennsylvania is chair of the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition (PATC). The PATC is an affiliation of social service, government, and law enforcement agencies dedicated to combating the issue of human trafficking in the Philadelphia area. The coalition was founded in 2005 and aims to create a network of agencies to coordinate an appropriate response for victims and make available a wide range of services.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition Information

PATC Website

Download PATC Fact Sheet

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/

Dawn’s Place
A Safe Home for Trafficking Victims
http://www.ahomefordawn.org/

US Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
http://www.state.gov/g/tip/

President Obama’s Proclamation: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
http://www.whitehouse.gov/