External Resources

Leading NATIONAL Resources on Human Trafficking

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) can provide information on Victim Services and Identification: call 1-888-373-7888 or text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733)

The Polaris Project:  A leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.    www.polarisproject.org

The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA):  Dedicated to eliminating human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable adolescents worldwide through the development of innovative programs and solutions.  www.iofa.org

Love 146: An international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. https://love146.org

ECPAT-USA:  Seeks to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children by raising awareness of the issue, advocating for the victims, developing policy for private companies, law enforcement and government bodies to fight the problem, and passing legislation that protects the victims and penalizes the traffickers and exploiters.  www.ecpatusa.org

Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. http://sharedhope.org

Leading LOCAL Resources on Human Trafficking

 Westchester County Safe Harbour Hotline can provide information on Victim Services and Identification:  call 1-855-690 SAFE (7233)

My Sisters Place (MSP):  Works to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men, and children throughout Westchester County.  www.mspny.org

The Gateways Program:  An intensive, specialized residential program for girls aged 12-16 who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.  http://www.jccany.org/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_residential_gateways

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS):  Empowers girls and young women, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop their full potential.  www.gems-girls.org