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ABOUT US

Florida Abolitionist has expanded Nationally and is now United Abolitionists. We are a network of first responders to the national human trafficking crisis.

United Abolitionists (UA) is a leading agency in the U.S. connecting all organizations and resources necessary to educate, prevent, rescue and rehabilitate in the fight against modern-day slavery and exploitation.

Join our fight to stop human trafficking as we work to rebuild lives and prevent this crime from continuing so that we will win this war on human dignity.

FLORIDA ABOLITIONIST IS NOW UNITED ABOLITIONISTS

HOW YOU CAN HELP US FIGHT

At United Abolitionists, we have ongoing initiatives that help fight human trafficking in Florida and throughout the United States.

Purchase A Backpack


Victims often abruptly recovered with only the clothes on their backs. We provide a backpack with many key essentials. For just $75 you can provide a pack back for a recovering victim.

Provide Emergency Services


Hotline Advocates are ready 24/7 and are the crucial element in the rescue process. Their training, words, and readiness matter. For just $150 you can provide emergency services for a person in need.

Coordinated Victim Care


Comprehensive Care Coordination (i.e. transportation, counseling, food, rehab, safe housing, etc.) are examples of victim care. For just $300 you can provide victim care for one person in need.

Train First Responders


Experienced training for first responders is critical to effectively identify and report human trafficking in the community. For only $500 you can provide training for 10 first responders!

UA Speakers Bureau

United Abolitionists has been on the forefront of providing comprehensive training for individuals, professionals, business, organizational leaders, pastors and law enforcement.

With speakers and teachers who have personal experience in all aspects of combating Human Trafficking, we offer experiential knowledge with an engaging and practical delivery.

The Backpack Project

Help victims of sex trafficking in the state of Florida. Your donation provides the following essentials:

A NEW sturdy backpack
Personal Care items: Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Body lotion, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Feminine Hygiene Products, Face Wipes, Hair Brush, and Tissues.
New clothing items including:
underwear, comfortable lightweight yoga pants and tee shirts, flip flops

Hospitality Industry Training

With hotels in Florida being heavily utilized by traffickers for transportation, exchange, and a place to conduct business—especially for sex-trafficking, United Abolitionists (formerly Florida Abolitionist) has worked for over a decade to educate hospitality leaders about the problem and empower them to advocate for victims.

UA provides annual certifications and continual education for their hospitality industry partners.

Human trafficking shelter opens as advocates call for funding

By KATE SANTICH ORLANDO SENTINEL | SEP 23, 2020 AT 3:54 PM A newly-renovated shelter for survivors of human trafficking opened its doors in Seminole County Wednesday, bringing what advocates say is a desperately needed safe house for those who escape a life of physical and psychological torture. “I have a list of people waiting…

Human trafficking a bigger danger as more students online, advocates warn

By KATE SANTICH ORLANDO SENTINEL | AUG 22, 2020 AT 5:30 AM Human traffickers who typically use Central Florida’s busy tourism industry to camouflage their efforts are turning to other recruitment tools to lure victims amid the coronavirus pandemic, advocates warn. Especially vulnerable, they say, are the thousands of students spending long hours online. “That…

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard resigns hours after Times Square headquarters raided by FBI, NYPD in connection with sex trafficking investigation

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard resigned late Tuesday from his namesake company amid allegations by nearly a dozen women that he sexually abused underage girls at his Bahamas mansion. “Recognizing the priority of the welfare of the thousands of Nygard employees, retail partners, loyal customers, vendors, suppliers and business partners, Peter Nygard has made the decision…

New pressure on hotels to combat sex trafficking during Super Bowl

(CBS12) — Along with all the sports fans and VIPs, the media and red-carpet parties — the ugly truth is the Super Bowl brings a spike in human trafficking. During Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, the FBI reported 169 human trafficking-related arrests, and officials here in South Florida are bracing for more of the same.…

Advocates host film festival to raise awareness about human trafficking

People gathered in Winter Park to raise awareness about human trafficking. Dozens of organizations partnered together for the 12th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day and Film Festival at Calvary Orlando Church. “Florida has the third highest number of calls to the National Trafficking Hotline. Orange County has the highest number of cases, according to DCF,…

Abolitionists Partners, Explained

As an Abolitionist Partner, you’ll give $18 a month for all the 18th birthdays. #18fortheir18th As a Florida based non-profit, we fight human trafficking across the entire United States. Teenagers are targeted in the most “innocent” ways. This isn’t a life that discriminates. Imagine you have a 17-year-old niece named Stephanie. She loves dancing, movies,…

United Abolitionists training UCF hospitality students to spot human trafficking

The University of Central Florida is teaming up with the non-profit organization United Abolitionists to train the future leaders of hospitality on how to combat human trafficking. The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management will soon start training students on how to identify and report sex and labor trafficking through a series of three internship…

The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Partners with United Abolitionists

The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando is teaming up with United Abolitionists, an agency that fights against slavery and exploitation, to train “future leaders of the hospitality industry to combat human trafficking in hospitality, tourism, events, attractions, hotels and on campus.” Last year, UCF established the Center for the Study of Human…