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.
Safe House Project's team and its volunteer speakers have trained over 16K people in person on how to spot, report, and prevent trafficking.
OnWatch is the first survivor written community training platform that provides timely, impactful, and relevant information on trafficking.
Safe House Project has delivered industry training to over 500+ first responders, healthcare workers, and law enforcement officials.
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.
In 2018, there were less than 100 beds in long-term safe house programs for child survivors of trafficking across America.
Without a safe place to go, 80% end up being
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.
“I am pleased to have this partnership with the Safe House Project because it enables Norfolk Public Library to provide another service to the community, and that is, doing our part to end trafficking. We have long understood that many people flowing through our doors view libraries as safe places to go. Becoming a certified OnWatch Advocate has empowered staff who completed training to spot signs of human trafficking and to respond appropriately.”
SONAL RASTOGI / NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARIES / DIRECTOR
“The day I realized that children were being sold for sex every day, right here in the United States, I had to do something. Talking with Kristi and her team I realized my company, my people, my industry had the ability to help combat child trafficking. Every day, pest management professionals service millions of homes and businesses. We are the eyes and ears of the community. At Forshaw, we could do more than donate to the cause. We could be part of the solution by educating and empowering our partners to know the signs of trafficking and speak out. Saving just one girl or boy would be a victory.”
TOM FORSHAW / FORSHAW INC / PRESIDENT & CEO