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Signs of Possible Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is tough to spot. Just because you don’t notice it doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Four signs that could indicate someone is being trafficked are 1) Lack of control, 2) Abnormal behavior, 3) Poor mental health, and 4) Poor physical health. Lack of control could look like… Restricted or controlled communication with others A lack of personal space or appearing to be closely monitored A teen or pre-teen with overly sexualized behavior for their age A brand or tattoo of a name, barcode, or symbol Abnormal behavior could look like… Fearing law enforcement Being unaware of what city they’re in due to frequent relocations Wearing expensive items they weren’t able to afford before Exhibiting hypervigilant behavior Having a new, older...

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Human Trafficking in Wisconsin

Human trafficking happens out in the open, right in public, and many people don’t realize that it’s happening. We are on a mission to change that. Imagine a place where somebody on every block knows the signs of human trafficking and acts when they see it. Imagine how trafficking would go from hidden in plain sight to obvious--in plain sight. Imagine how, one by one, traffickers would be identified and arrested. Imagine how survivors would find support at Eye Heart World, face their trauma, and build the lives they want to live. The more people know about trafficking, the more people are on the lookout for this modern-day slavery. We are passionate about raising awareness about human trafficking. There are 3...

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A Gala to Raise Awareness

On August 30th, we had an amazing night of awareness and education on the issue of sex trafficking in the area of Mobile, Alabama. At the In Her Shoes Gala, 225 people gathered in support of our Rose Center and the subject. With the theme “In Her Shoes,” the night focused on the reality of sex trafficking. Attendees were asked to consider the perspective of survivors and learned it can happen to anyone. We displayed information on the common triggers in South Alabama that may lead people into human trafficking. Poverty. Mobile has a 23% poverty level with 70-80% poverty in single-parent households. Where there is poverty, there are fewer choices. Where there are fewer choices, there is a higher...

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Expose The Truth - Where It Really Happens

  Many people think that human trafficking takes place mostly in foreign countries and “doesn’t happen near me”. While human trafficking is very prevalent in foreign countries, it is happening every day in the United States, in all 50 states.    While the numbers are hard to track, the National Human Trafficking Hotline  is one of the ways we know real time information. They are a U.S.-based anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking. They receive tips through phone calls, emails and online tip reports. However, the data received doesn’t reflect the totality of human trafficking going on around us as a lot of it is in secret and not reported.      While the 2017 statistics haven’t...

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Expose The Truth Part 1

  It’s no secret that trafficking awareness is one of the three primary aspects of our mission as an organization. Why is that? Well, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Awareness alone changes nothing, but nothing can change without awareness. It takes people, like yourself, who have the generosity to open your heart to the unsettling reality of human trafficking. See, we’ve found over and over again that when we allow ourselves to be confronted with this reality, action is rarely an option.  So that’s why we love January so much - it’s Human Trafficking Awareness month! It’s a chance for us to focus in on the realities that hide in plain sight, inspire each other to...

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