10 Ways You Can Help End Trafficking


Know the Signs

Learn the red flags and indicators Visit disclaimer page of trafficking. Challenge common myths (PDF) about trafficking with facts.


Report a Tip

Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline Visit disclaimer page if you have any concerns about a potential trafficking situation. Call 1-888-373-7888, text HELP to BEFREE (233733), or email help@humantraffickinghotline.org.

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Spread the Word

Share and display HHS Look Beneath the Surface and DHS Blue Campaign Visit disclaimer page awareness resources in your community. Let everyone know that the National Human Trafficking Hotline Visit disclaimer page is here to help.

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Think Before You Shop

Consider how you shop Visit disclaimer page and eat Visit disclaimer page . Who made your clothes? Who prepared your food? Calculate your Slavery Footprint Visit disclaimer page , and know which goods may be produced by child or forced labor Visit disclaimer page .

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Tell Your Friends: Demand Fuels Exploitation

The U.S. Government has zero tolerance policies for employees, uniformed service members, and contractors paying for sex. Learn more about the Federal Acquisition Regulations and human trafficking (PDF) Visit disclaimer page .

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Volunteer Locally

Ask anti-trafficking organizations in your community Visit disclaimer page how you can support them. Perhaps they need volunteers or you could help with an awareness event.

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Stay Informed

Sign up for DOJ human trafficking news alerts Visit disclaimer page , follow relevant organizations on social media, read reports Visit disclaimer page as they are released, or check out OTIP’s newsfeed.


Register for Training


Use Your Skills

Can you train or hire survivors? Reach out to potential local partners Visit disclaimer page . Do you work in a school? Propose anti-trafficking protocols Visit disclaimer page . Are you an attorney? Offer pro-bono services Visit disclaimer page . Writing a story? Use media best practices Visit disclaimer page . Work in hospitals or clinics? Encourage your colleagues to register for the SOAR to Health and Wellness training.


Raise Your Voice

Ask representatives Visit disclaimer page how they are addressing human trafficking. Let them know what your community needs.

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