Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 40.3 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby.
From the girl forced into prostitution in a hotel room, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.
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$658K Dept. of Justice Grant Paves Way for Formal Coordinated Countywide Response to Address Human Trafficking
The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia announced today the establishment of a core team of agencies to serve victims of human trafficking in Montgomery County made possible with a new grant from the Department of Justice. It is the first time that all of these agencies are working together to address human trafficking in Montgomery County. Continue reading “The Salvation Army Heads Up Effort with Partner Agencies to Serve Victims of Human Trafficking in Montco”
The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia partnered with Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and its “She’s My Sister” anti-human trafficking ministry for the second annual She’s My Sister Human Trafficking Awareness 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 1 in Fairmount Park.
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Philadelphia’s Homeland Security held a press conference on January 18, 2017 to publicly announce the formation of the Philadelphia Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. The task force was formed in 2016 for the purpose of combating human trafficking in Philadelphia by using a collaborative approach among federal and local law enforcement agencies and multiple social service organizations. The lead partnership agencies include: The Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking program, the Philadelphia Police Department, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office- Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the FBI and Homeland Security Investigation. The Salvation Army coordinates victim services with the tremendous expertise of partner social service organizations, including: Friends of Farmworkers, Nationalities Service Center, Covenant House, Dawn’s Place, Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, and Villanova C-S-E Institute.
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