Human Trafficking Ministry
What is it?
This ministry addresses the social issue of human trafficking and its impact in both the Bay Area and the world. We seek to raise awareness and reduce stigma through education and uniting efforts with local agencies striving to free victims, help restore their dignity, and to stop this crime against humanity and the foundational values of society. Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery when an individual makes a profit by forcing someone into involuntary labor or commercial exploitation through use of force, fraud, or coercion.
CURRENT ACTIVITIES & OPPORTUNITIES
- FREE MOVIE NIGHT!! DON’T MISS IT ~
“Stolen from the Suburbs”,
Monday, Jan. 30th at 7 PM in Avila Hall
It’s happening all around us – become aware! There will be a brief introduction by Lisa, founder of The Grateful Garment Project (TGGP). (And we’ll have refreshments to enjoy!)
- Collection Drive – to help TGGP supply law enforcement with much-needed backpacks for rescued victims.
- Books: “Girls Like Us” or “Runaway Girl”
- Sports bras (all sizes)
- Supper Club – Volunteer for 1-night per month to prepare meals with survivors in a local recovery home.
- Additional ways to donate or volunteer are forming.
For more info, contact the SAM subcommittee for HT ministry: Humantrafficking@santateresachurch.com
Thank you to Santa Teresa Parish!
Survival Kit Backpacks were filled and included donations from Santa Teresa Parish!
See article in SJ Mercury News – Survival Kits for Dark Side of Superbowl
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1. See our Current Opportunities above, and contact us.
2. Save the National Human Trafficking Hotline to your phone & Report any Suspicious Activity. HT Hotline #: 1-888-3737-888
Know what to look for – what are the signs, the red flags that could mean someone is being trafficked? Check out the following . . .
3. Help spread the word… Tell others so they are aware of the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888.
4. Hang Posters or Flyers in local businesses. Join the ongoing effort to provide community awareness that we want “No Traffick Ahead” in our communities! Ask any business you visit if you can hang a poster in their window or on their bulletin board, or put one in your car window. Contact us for instructions. Additional materials are available for distribution.
Click to download the flyer —> No Traffick Ahead flyer (8.5 x14)
Click to download the flyer —> No Traffick Ahead flyer (8.5×11)
Have questions? Want more info?? Contact us at:
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LEARN MORE
- Pope Francis’ call for “equal dignity” – World Day of Peace 2015
- Watch this Tedx talk about human trafficking in the Bay Area
- No Traffick Ahead – notraffickahead.com