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We’re declaring war and fighting for human justice Image

We’re declaring war and fighting for human justice

Every year, between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into this country.

In Pennsylvania alone, there were 630 calls and 275 human trafficking cases reported in 2018. The problem is real. But we are not backing down. And we know you aren’t either.

Humans should never be for sale

Along with providing immediate refuge and relief for victims, we take a holistic approach to healing, helping each client move from a state of victimized enslavement to self-sufficiency.

How we help fight for justice

 

The Salvation Army has long opposed the abuse of human beings, through whatever means, for the profit or gain of another. We have been on the frontlines fighting human trafficking since the time of William and Catherine Booth, who advocated to raise the legal age of consent.

We have come a long way, but the battle is far from over. Human trafficking continues to be a major yet unseen problem in the United States today and, in fact, happens right here in Western Pennsylvania.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness

has not overcome it.” John 1:5

Our Commitment

Cost to provide mobile, comprehensive services to

12-15 trafficking survivors: $5,000 PER MONTH

For immediate support call the national human trafficking hotline 24 / 7 at 1-888-373-7888, or text “befree” (233733) to get connected across the United States.

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Website: salvationarmywpa.org/lightproject

Facebook: The Salvation Army’s LIGHT Project

Instagram @TheLIGHTProjectWPA

National Website: saconnects.org

Contact Us

Sarah Medina, Anti-Human Trafficking Divisional Director

The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania

Sarah.Medina@use.salvationarmy.org   |   (412) 446-1533

 

 

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Every day in America, people are still sold into slavery.

More than 3,500 sex trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center last year.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people escape human trafficking. Donate now.

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The sex trade preys on children.

The average entry age of American minors into the sex trade is 12-14 years old. Many victims are runaway girls who have already suffered sexual abuse.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people escape human trafficking. Donate now.

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Port cities rate highest in human trafficking.

Large populations, international borders, extensive ports and large metropolitan areas are most conducive to forced human labor and sexual enslavement.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people escape human trafficking. Donate now.

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