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The Northern New England Region Has Been Affected by Human Trafficking

.  According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline 20% of calls represent Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont.

How we help fight for justice

 

The Northern New England region has been affected by Human Trafficking.  According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, of the 11,500 calls made to the hotline, twenty percent of those calls represent the Northern New England region which is comprised of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. 

Twenty percent may not seem like much when looking at the larger picture.  Take a look at a smaller picture to see clearer picture of how this region has been affected. It is estimated that there is an average of 200-300 trafficking cases per year for Maine, 100-200 trafficking cases per year for New Hampshire and 100-200 trafficking cases per year for Vermont.  These are only the reported cases that reach the national hotline. This is a big problem contained in these “small states.”   Much of it is hidden in plain sight.  The Salvation Army of NNE provides local resources for communities in an effort to bring awareness and support to victims of labor and sex trafficking.

If you know or may suspect that someone is being trafficked or if you are a victim of trafficking,
contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or text 233733

Bath, ME Corps: C.R.O.W.N.S

The Bath Salvation Army believes that every victim and survivor of human trafficking is Cherished, Respected, Original, Worthy, Needed, and Strong.  Because of this, the CROWNS program aims to provide:  Prevention, Education, and Advocacy.

The CROWNS program provides support to victims and survivors through a coordination of services for victims.  Survivors and victims are also provided with spiritual and emotional support as well as assistance with basic needs.

Education is key to fighting trafficking.  The CROWNS program provides community trainings that will help residents of Maine to identify the signs of trafficking and share practical safe steps in combating trafficking.  Training is provided to any community group in the Bath/Brunswick area. 

For more information contact: Sarah Plante at sarah.plante@use.salvationarmy.org or call/text (207) 650-0404 if you or someone you know needs assistance.  Follow us on the CROWNS Facebook Page.

Manchester, NH Corps:  Oasis

A safe and comforting place for women to gather.  The program offers a weekly outlet for women through creative recreation and rest.  Through the drop-in center, women may receive emotional and spiritual support, assistance with basic needs and coordination of services for victims.

For more information contact:  (603) 627-7013

Portland, ME Corps

The Portland Corps provides direct services to victims and survivors of Human Trafficking.  Any individual in need of toiletries, food, spiritual support, or any other direct services are welcome to inquire about these services.

Community training and education is also provided as a resource for those who wish to learn more about how to combat human trafficking.

For more information contact:  Major Armida Harper at Armida.harper@use.salvationarmy.org