Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month
The YWCA has many components, Human Trafficking is one of those. We offer shelter for individuals who have been victims of Human Trafficking and Slavery. We assist with court appearance is needed and help victims secure attorneys, housing outside of the YWCA and transportation when needed.
During January the YWCA will be sharing stories from survivors, warning signs to help victims and ways you came make an impact for those in need.
Warning Signs of Human Trafficking & Slavery:
- Appearing malnourished or signs of physical injuries and abuse
- Appearing scared, avoiding eye contact, or being untrusting.
- The person may look unkempt, often in the same clothing and have poor hygiene.
- They may be under the control and influence of others.
- Living in cramped, dirty, and overcrowded accommodations.
- Lacking appropriate clothing or safety equipment for the work they are doing.
- They may have no access to identification, like a passport or drivers license.
- The person may be collected very early, or returned late at night, on a regular basis.
- They may be isolated from the local community, their family or friends.