Human Trafficking Ministry

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STOP Human Trafficking

This ministry is to raise awareness, educate, and identify actionable steps in the fight to end trafficking and help restore dignity and hope to its victims.  Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery.  It is when force, fraud, or coercion is used by an individual to make a profit by forcing someone into involuntary labor or commercial exploitation.  It happens locally and globally, including here in the Bay Area.

Here are some ways to be informed and calls to action:

Watch for RED FLAGS (signs that someone might be a victim) 

  • Fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense or nervous
  • Inability to make eye contact, malnourished or does not use name
  • Signs of abuse or presence of overly-controlling boyfriend or adult

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

    CALL TO ACTION & EVENTS – HELP SPREAD THE WORD 

  • May 30 @7pm – SAM Team Meeting for STOP Human Trafficking Ministry
  • June 9 – Weekend Warriors, Volunteer group at The Grateful Garment Project
  • July 14 – TGGP Quarterly Inventory: 8:30am-12:30pm  or 1:00-5:00pm
  • July 29 – Santa Teresa Hospitality Sunday after Mass with Fair Trade coffee
  • August 2-5 – Volunteer at Santa Clara County Fair – “Before Our Very Eyes”, HT exhibit
  • August 19 – “Walk for Dignity” and support The Grateful Garment Project (TGGP)
  • 22 –NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 2018 (Related event supporting the vulnerable)
  • 22 – Attend 2nd Annual Tea Party benefitting The Grateful Garment Project
  • Other: Host a “Gathering for Garments” Party to support TGGP

For more info, contact Humantrafficking@santateresachurch.com

BUY FAIR TRADE – CONSUME WISELY

ADVOCACY and LEGISLATION

In California, minors under 18 years old are considered “victims” and are not arrested, but connected to services available. If you see any suspicious activity with a minor, report it to the U.S. National Trafficking Hotline Number:  888-373-7888  or Text 233733

Support Needed – Contact your Representatives

  • AB-2034 – Transit Worker Training (Ash Kalra) CLICK HERE for Fact Sheet
    Human Trafficking training bill for transit employees. This bill would require a business or other establishment that operates an intercity passenger rail, light rail, or bus station, on or before January 1, 2020, to train its employees who are likely to interact or to come into contact with, a victim of human trafficking in recognizing the signs of human trafficking and how to report it.

Recently Approved Legislation – Ensure Enforcement

RESOURCES TO LEARN MORE

HAVE QUESTIONS?   Contact us at:     Humantrafficking@santateresachurch.com