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Trafficking happens closer to home than we think. Read on to find out how you can get involved in the fight against trafficking.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Get Help/Report a Problem

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Call: 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711)

Text: "HELP" to 233733 (BEFREE)

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)


National Dating Abuse Helpline


National Runaway Safeline

1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)


Polaris Project

They respond to sex and labor trafficking as they happen. They learn from that response and share that learning. Finally, they use what they learn to pilot big, new ideas for slowly, carefully, finally, dismantling big, old systems that make trafficking possible. 

Rebecca Bender

Rebecca is a thought leader, advocate, and consultant who equips individuals and organizations to identify and fight human trafficking in their own back yards. She was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regularly testifies as an expert witness in court, and has trained over 100,000 professionals, including FBI, Homeland Security, regional law enforcement and medical personnel. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is providing information to help the public understand the shared risk and protective factors for violence can help us prevent trafficking from happening.

Federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

OVC is providing a wealth of information and national resources to help shed light on and stop trafficking. 

Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.

Shared Hope International

Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through our three-pronged approach – prevent, restore, and bring justice.

In Our Backyard

IN OUR BACKYARD links arms across Oregon and America to fight human trafficking through education, mobilization, and partnership.

Important Safety Tips

This is a video depicting the hand signal that indicates distress. If you see someone using this hand signal, don't interfere, but take note of the situation (descriptions of those involved, time, location, vehicle type, license plate number, etc.)

General Tips

  • Trust your judgment. If a situation/individual makes you uncomfortable, trust that feeling.  

  • Let a trusted friend or relative know if you feel like you are in danger or if a person or situation is suspicious.  

  • If possible, set up safety words with a trusted friend/relative.

    • One word can mean that it is safe to talk and you are alone.

    • A separate word can mean you are not safe.

    • It is also important to communicate what you would like done (cease communication immediately, call 9-1-1, meet somewhere to pick you up, etc.).

  • Keep all important documents and identification in your possession at all times. Your partner/employer does not have the right to take or hold your documents without your permission.  

  • Keep important numbers on your person at all times, including the number of someone you feel safe contacting if you are in trouble.  

  • Make sure that you have a means of communication (cell phone or phone card), access to your bank account, and any medication that you might need with you at all times.  

  • If you think you might be in immediate danger or you are experiencing an emergency, contact 9-1-1 first.

CLICK HERE to learn more tips from the National Human Trafficking Hotline

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