If you, a family member or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking (sex or labor), or you suspect that human trafficking is taking place, resources are available:
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.
Call the hotline if you are a victim or want to help someone you think is a victim: 1-888-373-7888. You can also TEXT “HELP” to BeFree (233733). Trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates and supervisory staff provide assistance to victims in crisis through safety planning, emotional support and/or immediate connections to emergency services through our network of trained service provider and law enforcement partners.
Shelter, counseling, therapeutic services:
New Day is a multi-faceted program designed to serve survivors of commercial sexual exploitation as well as sex and labor trafficking. New Day consists of community case managers in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, the New Day Drop In Center on Kensington Ave., a Police Assisted Diversion Program, and New Day New Home, our transitional home for female identifying survivors ages 18+ located at a confidential address in Montgomery County. The New Day Hotline is also available for 24/7 support to survivors and technical assistance to other professionals.
For more information please call the New Day Hotline at 267-838-5866.
Dawn’s Place offers a year-long residential program to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation or sex trafficking. The comprehensive programming at Dawn’s Place supports individuals by addressing their complex needs including trauma services, substance use disorders, legal and educational concerns and more.
Covenant House is a youth shelter in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. They provide direct care to juvenile victims of trafficking experiencing homelessness. In addition, they also have other housing programs available to youth who complete their shelter program.
Address: 31 E. Armat Street Philadelphia PA 19144
WOAR provides trauma therapy services to survivors of sexual violence, including survivors of trafficking. Their free therapy services include individual therapy, group sessions, and drop-in groups. WOAR’s Sex Trafficking Advocacy and Response Team also assists with crisis intervention and advocacy.
Please contact WOAR via their hotline: 215-985-3333
PCA conducts forensic interviews and offers therapeutic services specializing in understanding the needs and experiences of trafficking survivors. PCA works in tandem with DHS to connect survivors with the appropriate services. PCA also conducts comprehensive assessments for children who are at risk or prevent red flags of being commercially sexually exploited.
Address: 300 E. Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19124
Legal and Immigration Services, Trainings and Advocacy
Justice At Work specializes in providing free legal representation to victims of labor trafficking as well as other communities of workers. Justice At Work assists with recovering unpaid wages, obtaining lawful immigration status for individuals and their families, and connecting communities with resources that provide services victims of trafficking.
Address: 990 Spring Garden Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19123
HIAS PA provides free legal and immigration services to survivors of trafficking. Their legal aide also includes guidance for survivors interacting with law enforcement, assistance with obtaining legal status, and other referrals to immigrant social services.
Address: 600 Chestnut St., Suite 500B Philadelphia, PA 19106
Nationalities Service Center provides intensive case management services to support with basic needs, safety planning, acquiring public benefits, and other referrals for physical and mental health providers. NSC also assists individuals with obtaining long term immigration status, supporting survivors when working with law enforcement and assessing for other legal needs.
Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase detection of human trafficking, and to identify victims.
Blue Campaign’s educational awareness objectives consists of two foundational elements, prevention of human trafficking and protection of exploited persons.
The Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation at Villanova University partners with organizations united against sex trafficking and CSE. They educate and provide technical assistance to legislators, policy decision makers, and other stakeholders in order to improve legal responses to CSE.