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If you, a friend or loved one have been trafficked, sexually exploited or are still in the sex trade and are looking for help, this resource list offers an overview of hotlines and direct service providers around the world. You can also find tip lines to report suspicious activity related to human trafficking, sexual exploitation or prostitution. This is not a comprehensive list and we highly encourage you to call your country’s hotline (US DOS Global Anti-Trafficking Hotline List) or view the Global Modern Slavery Index to find more specialized help in your area.

In case of an emergency or if you (or someone else) are in immediate danger, please call 911 (in the United States) or your local police department, if possible.

GLOBAL RESOURCES

International

U.S. Department of State Global Anti-Trafficking Hotline List by Country (last updated in 2011)

List of national anti-trafficking hotlines compiled by the US DOS. Operators can connect callers to the appropriate resources in their respective countries.


United States

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

24/7 emergency assistance from a national, toll-free hotline run by Polaris. The NHTRC is not a law enforcement or immigration authority and is operated by a nongovernmental organization funded by the Federal government.

Hotline: 888-373-7888

Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)


National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live free of abuse. Operates around the clock, seven days a week, and is confidential and free of cost.

24/7 phone support: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Online chat option (upper right hand corner of webpage)


The Cyber Tipline

Report instances of child pornography or child sexual exploitation found online.

Tipline: 800-843-5678

Make an online report


National Runaway Safeline

National hotline for youth who have run away or are thinking of running away and for parents who are worried about their children. The hotline provides confidential, nonjudgmental support and connects you the right resources for you or your family.

24/7 Hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

Crisis Online Services

Forums

 

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC), Mexico-US Border

The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) is an alliance of over 60 government and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Latin America that is convened in and along the US-Mexico Border Region. The BSCC Trafficking Hotline is a direct link to the BSCC Trafficking Emergency Response Team. The Trafficking Hotline is bilingual and available 24/7 to assist victims, service providers and law enforcement.

Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

US Department of Homeland Security’s Tip Line

Individuals across the world can report suspicious activity to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) 24/7 Tip Line.

Phone (USA): 866-347-2423

Phone (International): 802-872-6199

Online Form

 

Your Local FBI Office

If you have observed suspicious activity and suspect that trafficking is taking place, please call your local FBI office to make a report.

 

Contact information for local FBI Offices

 

US Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General Hotline

24/7 hotline to report allegations of trafficking committed through fraud in DOL programs, including, but not limited to, the H-1B, H-2A, H-2B and PERM visa programs.

Hotline: 202-693-6999; 800-347-3756

Online Form

 

Canada

VictimLinkBC, Northwest Canada, British Columbia and Yukon Territory

VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across British Columbia and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime, and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labor or sexual services. VictimLinkBC provides service in more than 110 languages, including 17 North American Aboriginal languages.

 

24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-563-0808.

TTY accessibility: 1-604-875-0885

Call collect: Telus Relay Service at 711 (Within Canada)

Text: 1-604-836-6381

[email protected]

 

Covenant House, North and Central America

With locations in 31 cities across North and Central America, Covenant House is one of the largest networks of homeless youth centers in the region. Affiliated shelters serve at-risk young adults between the ages of 16 and 24, providing a large range of services including emergency shelter, health clinic services and job training.
Find a Covenant House shelter in your area

 

Sanctuary for Families, New York City

Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Sanctuary empowers adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services.

Phone: 212-349-6009
[email protected]


GEMS
, New York City

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women, from 12–24 years old, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking. The organization provides empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities that seek to help girls exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Phone: 212-926-8089
Send a message


RESTORE NYC
, New York City

RESTORE NYC provides safe housing and a groundbreaking long-term restoration program to human trafficking victims.

For help, call or text RESTORE: 929-224-2590

RESTORE Hotline to report suspicious activity: (917) 688-5392

Phone: (212) 840-8484

[email protected]


EMPOWER Clinic for Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Sexual Violence
, New York City

The EMPOWER Clinic is specifically for survivors of sex trafficking and sexual violence. The clinic is staffed by women’s health providers who are experienced in offering sensitive, respectful and empowering care to women who are survivors.

Make an appointment: 212-238-7244 (make sure to specify that the appointment is for the EMPOWER clinic).


Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
, Chicago

CAASE provides legal services for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, including prostitution and sex trafficking. Staff members are available via phone from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and in person by appointment. Consultations are free.

Phone: 773-244-2230, ext. 204.
[email protected]


Erase Trafficking Clinic
, Chicago

Erase Trafficking Clinic is provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary healthcare to women who have survived or are surviving sexual violence. It promote also promotes advocacy, education and research in the fight against sex trafficking.

Phone: 630-426-9187

[email protected]


Veronica’s Voice
, Kansas City

Veronica’s Voice Magdalene KC program creates a survivor-informed, realistic, and meaningful alternative to prostitution. It provides women exiting prostitution up to two years of free transitional housing, food and basic necessities in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

Phone: (816) 483-7101

Crisis Line: (816) 728-0004

[email protected]


Kristi House Project GOLD Drop-in Center
, Miami

The Drop-In Center is home to Project GOLD, a membership organization for girls who have been exposed to sexual exploitation. The Center welcomes all sexually exploited girls, regardless of their current residential placement. It is a place where girls are empowered to find their strengths in a non-judging, healing environment.

Project GOLD Hotline: 1-877-GOLD-916

[email protected]


Breaking Free
, Minneapolis-St. Paul

Breaking free serves women involved in systems of abuse, exploitation and prostitution/sex trafficking. It engages in advocacy, direct services, housing and education.

Phone: (651) 645-6557

[email protected]


Organization for Prostitution Survivors
, Seattle

OPS provides support services for survivors of prostitution, working alongside them to identify their needs and build a vision for the rest of their lives.

Phone: 206-988-5463

[email protected]

 

MISSEY, Oakland

MISSSEY provides services and works for systemic change on behalf of commercially sexually exploited youth. It practices holistic case management informed by the survivors at its helm, the youth they engage with and collaborations with community partners. The primary purpose of its case management services is to provide accessible and comprehensive support to at-risk youth, victims and survivors of CSE. Support is ongoing – daily, weekly, and monthly.

Phone: 510-251-2070

[email protected]

To make a referral


Courtney’s House
, Washington, D.C.

Courtney’s House takes a holistic approach to healing and works with each child on an individual bases in counseling and therapy. Additionally, Survivor Support Groups, an integral component of the organization’s program, focus on trauma recovery, education and life skills along with fun, therapeutic activities like dance, art, yoga, etc. They are open to boys, girls and transgender survivors.

Phone: 202-525-1426

Contact form

Survivors Hotline: 1-888-261-3665

To make a referral

 

Covenant House, North and Central America

With locations in 31 cities across North and Central America, Covenant House is one of the largest networks of homeless youth centers in the region. Affiliated shelters serve at-risk young adults between the ages of 16 and 24, providing a large range of services including emergency shelter, health clinic services and job training.

Find a Covenant House shelter in your area


SexTrade101
, Toronto

This survivor-led advocacy organization has a great list of support resources for women and girls seeking help in Canada.

[email protected]

 

La CLES, Montreal

The Concertation de Luttes contre l’Explotation Sexuelle (La CLES) is a coalition of 50 member groups and more than 150 individual members mobilized against the sex industry. It implements three priority programs: direct support to women, awareness raising and training, and political advocacy. The Solidarity Fund provides support for women seeking an exit from prostitution.

Phone Numbers:
Days: 514-750-4535
Evenings (18h to 22h) and Weekends (12h to 18h): 514-601-4536

[email protected]


The London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC)
, London, Ontario

LAWC provides woman-centered, trauma-informed counselling, advocacy and support to women and girls over the age of 12 experiencing abuse, assault, sexual assault, sexual harassment and/or torture by an intimate partner, sex purchaser, trafficker/pimp, and/or in the workplace. Staff provides specialized programs for women and girls being prostituted, trafficked and/or sexually exploited.

Phone: 519-432-2204

Contact form

For crisis counselling, call the Abused Women’s Helpline: 519-642-3000.


Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
, Vancouver

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter offers support to women who have experience any form of male violence, including rape, prostitution and sexual harassment. Their services include: peer counselling, advocacy with police, accompaniment to sexual assault exams, free legal advice and women’s support groups.

Phone: 604-872-8212

[email protected]

Contact form

24-hour Crisis Line: 604-872-8212

Embrace Dignity, South Africa

South African NGO that raises public awareness and advocates for demand-focused legislation. With survivor leaders, it has developed and is piloting an exit program in Cape Town.

Phone: +27 (21) 462 3902

[email protected]

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Asia-Pacific, The Philippines

CATW-AP, our regional office, has partner relationships with groups across the region. Contact them for information on how to get help in The Philippines and other countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Phone: +63 2 434 2149

[email protected]


Apne Aap Women Worldwide
, India

Apne Aap Women Worldwide is a grassroots Indian organization working to increase choices for at-risk girls and women in order to ensure them access to their rights, and to deter the purchase of sex through policy and social change. It bases its direct service work in four essential rights for women and girls: Legal Protection, Education, A Dignified Livelihood, and Safe and Independent Housing.

Call +91 11 24619968

[email protected]


Maiti Nepal
, Nepal

Maiti Nepal provides counseling, support and life skills to children and women at risk of being trafficked, and legal services, health counseling, and assistance to destitute women, survivors of girl trafficking and victims of domestic violence. It also delivers educational programs, counseling, and a safe home for survivors.

Phone: +977-1-4492904

[email protected]; [email protected]

 

Buklod Center, The Philippines

Based in Olongapo City and Subic Zambales, the Buklod Center provides various services including legal assistance, skills trainings and educational opportunities to trafficked and prostituted women and girls.

Phone: 063 47 2235826

[email protected]

Reden and KFUK’s Social Arbejde, Denmark

Provides global assistance to prostituted persons through four centers of Reden (the Nest) in Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg. While also involved in advocacy, these organizations are frontline providers of care and shelter, drop-in services, counseling, various social and health services. They run a specialized crisis center for victims of human trafficking.

Phone: 3526 3033

[email protected]


Mouvement du Nid
, France

NGO providing assistance to thousands of prostituted people and victims of sex trafficking in France through its frontline offices in 26 cities. It offers global human support, including social, psychological, legal and medical services.

Phone: 01 42 70 92 40

Send a message

Find a local office

 

SOLWODI (SOLidarity with WOmen in DIstress), Germany

SOLWODI assists women affected by human trafficking and prostitution, arranged marriage and domestic violence. With its 18 counseling centers and seven safe houses, it offers outreach to women in indoor and street-based prostitution as well as special counseling and support programs. Additionally, when needed, SOLWODI lends relocation support for returnees and help with setting up small businesses in the person’s country of origin.

Phone: +49 30 810011711

[email protected]; [email protected]


Ruhama
, Ireland

Ruhama is a Dublin-based NGO, working on a national level with women affected by prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. Ruhama is an advocacy group and a direct service provider, offering free, confidential, non-judgmental, holistic services, including counseling, emergency shelter and development opportunities that are led by the woman’s own priorities.

Phone: + 353 1 836 0292
[email protected]

 

Marta Center, Latvia

The Resource Centre for Women (MARTA) was founded to protect and promote the rights of women who have suffered prostitution, trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence and discrimination. It works to educate women on their rights and provide skills training, legal advice, litigation and support services to women and girls.

Phone: 67378539

Crisis Helpline: 8000 2012

[email protected]

 

Fier/CKM, The Netherlands

The Centre against Child and Human Trafficking (CKM) is a division of Fier providing assistance to victims of human trafficking at the domestic and international level. With offices in Leeuwarden and De Bilt, CKM delivers frontline services, research and advocacy. Its direct services include shelter, care, counseling and other social services to men and women in situations of prostitution.

For help, advice on treatment or registration

24/7 Helpline: 088-20 80 000 (7 x 24 hours)

[email protected]

Phone (general inquiries): 058-215 70 84


Comisión para la investigación de malos tratos a mujeres
, Spain

Founded with the goal of eradicating all forms of violence against women in Spain, CIMTM has several prevention, training and direct assistance programs for women and children.

Services for women: 900 100 009

Send a message

 

Asociación Mujer Emancipada, Spain

Acociación Mujer Emancipada is an advocacy group and direct service provider for women affected by gender violence, prostitution, sex trafficking, drug addiction and personal crises. Located in Malaga, its services include counseling, job and language training, networking opportunities and emergency health care.

Phone numbers:

(+34) 952 604 346

(+34) 608 765 705

[email protected]


Asociación para la Prevención, Reinserción y Atención a la Mujer Prostituida (APRAMP)
, Spain

APRAMP adapts its services to the individuals it seeks to help by offering flexible timetables, a 24-hour helpline and mobile units in the places where sexually-exploited individuals and/or victims of human trafficking can be found. Services are provided in and adapted to the native language and customs of every individual through a staff of socio-cultural mediators. The organization refers victims to public resources and creates its own programs to tend to needs that have not been covered.

Various locations throughout Spain

24-Hour Emergency Helpline: +34 609 589 479

Phone: +34 915 303 287

[email protected]

 

The Survivors Trust, UK and Ireland

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 141 specialist organizations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.

For support, advice, and info: +44 0808 801 0818

Phone: + 44 01788 550554

[email protected]

 

[email protected], UK

[email protected] provides a creative and supportive space for vulnerable women, including those affected by or at risk of being affected by prostitution and trafficking, and aims to develop a holistic response to their needs, empowering women to make choices to improve the quality of their lives. Services include basic needs fulfillment, life skills training, health and well-being treatments and support navigating government services and other areas. Centre drop in is open Monday to Friday, 12.30pm – 3.30pm.

Phone: 020 7520 1710

Send a message

 

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico

CATW-LAC, our regional office, has partner relationships with groups in more than 15 countries in the region. Contact them for information on how to get help in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

Phone: +52 (55) 26141488

[email protected]

KAFA, Lebanon

KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation, fights for gender equality and substantive change at all levels of society. Not only has it developed a permanent and dedicated program on prostitution and trafficking, but it also provides assistance to domestic and foreign victims of prostitution.

The Listening and Counseling Center at KAFA

24/7 Helpline for women victims of violence: 03 018 019

Beirut, Lebanon

Phone: +961 1 392220-1

[email protected]

 

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