January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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An estimated 21 million people are trafficked globally at any given moment. This worldwide issue may seem like something we dismiss as, “This can’t happen here,” but trafficking can happen anywhere – in nail salons, restaurants, neighborhood homes, or local hotels.

According to the U.S. State Department, “Local communities face the realities and consequences of modern slavery, including weakened rule of law, strained public health systems, and decreased economic development, while traffickers profit from the exploitation of others.”

FUTURES is working on policy and program initiatives to prevent trafficking and help survivors heal and thrive. The scope of this work ranges from the prevention of labor and sex trafficking to ensuring justice for victims and empowering survivors with the tools for recovery.

We also provide training and technical assistance to organizations seeking to work collaboratively to effectively respond to human trafficking in their communities.

Here are just some of the resources and tools for helping prevent and end human trafficking in honor of this month and beyond:


Upcoming Events

Join us for a webinar on Jan. 31: What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can Do to Address Human Trafficking.


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FUTURES Programs & Initiatives


Recorded Webinars


To seek assistance for a trafficking victim, call the Department of Health and Human Services Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE. Help is available in numerous languages.