identification & prevention
Education is critical to eradicating trafficking. Safe House Project works to educate communities on how to spot and report trafficking to increase survivor identification above 1%, but also to educate individuals on how they can prevent trafficking. When everyone engages to be the eyes and ears of their community to protect future generations trafficking becomes a solvable issue.
when we began in 2018
"Don’t choose to believe that this is the best we as humanity can do. Choose the really hard battles, like eradicating child sex trafficking, cause then we get to be part of changing history." - DeeDee, Survivor
In 2018, DHS estimated 300K American children were victims of sex trafficking every year in the United States.
According to the ILO, only 1% (approximately 3K American children) survivors are identified each year.
Without a safe place to go, 80% end up being
In 2018, there were less than 100 beds in long-term safe house programs for child survivors of trafficking across America.
75% of US states did not have a safe house program to address the complex trauma needs of a child sex trafficking survivor.
Sex trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of an individual through force, fraud, or coercion.
Any time a child is used for commercial sex, including prostitution or pornography, it is considered sex trafficking, regardless of whether there is evidence of force, fraud, or coercion.
SEX TRAFFICKING in america
$50 provides training for a first responder, healthcare professional, or law enforcement officer who are on the frontlines of survivor identification.
"Safe House Project is a national leader in the anti-human trafficking industry, a uniter of communities, and a dear friend to the HER Campaign.
As HER Campaign strives to provide best practices for survivor care, Safe House Project’s partnership has been pivotal in challenging and motivating us towards this standard. They are relentless in their pursuit of ensuring survivors receive the best care possible.
Safe House Project is uniting communities nationwide to end domestic sex trafficking and restore hope, freedom, and a future to every survivor.
Our relationship shows how nationwide connections are crucial to the healing of survivors and the fight against human trafficking. We can not do this alone. We are grateful for Safe House Project and their partnership!"
BRITNEY HIGGS / HER CAMPAIGN / FOUNDER
"Refuge for Women and Safe House Project continue to have a wonderful partnership. In 2020 Safe House Project was able to financially help Refuge for Women open Kentucky's first Emergency House for sex trafficking survivors. They have helped with physical items like mattresses and the education materials they produced have been fabulous. We value the partnership in a great way and look forward to working together in 2021."
KED FRANK / REFUGE FOR WOMEN / FOUNDER
"With help from Safe House Project REST was able to offer an innovative pathway to permanent housing for survivors, bringing freedom, safety, and hope to survivors of sexual exploitation." - Julie McNamara-Dahl, REST
JULIE MCNAMARA-DAHL / REST / DEVELOPMENT