First Responders to the Human Trafficking Crisis in the United States
150 years ago, abolitionists led the effort to outlaw slavery in our country. Today, we need an army of people equally as committed to abolishing modern-day slavery in our community. Join us!
United Abolitionists exists to stop all forms of human trafficking in the United States. Many organizations tirelessly fight human trafficking on an international scale but there is so much work to be done right here in the U.S. Despite the increased media attention and legislative efforts, human trafficking remains pervasive in our country. We are dedicated to addressing the crime in “our own backyard”.
Men, women, and children are being bought for sex while others are forced into slave labor. There are now more slaves in the world than any other time in history and it’s happening right here in the United States.
Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world. Its damaging effects are impacting people of all races, backgrounds, and nationalities.
The Sex Trafficking Industry makes more than Google, Starbucks and Netflix Combined.
300,000 American children are taken into sex trafficking every year.
The average age of entry into sex trafficking is 12-14 years old. That’s the AVERAGE. That means we have children under 10 years old being trafficked in the United States every single day.
Over the past year alone, local headlines have featured children, teens, and adults from every state and social status who’ve been forced, coerced or manipulated into becoming little more than objects of selfish desire and profitable gain.
From kidnapping, to parents willingly selling their children, human Trafficking is aggressively taking hold of our society.
Within 48 hours of running away from home it is estimated that 80% of youth will be approached by a trafficker.
The need is great and the resources are few. We are bringing people together to rebuild the lives of these victims and prevent the crime from taking place in order to end modern-day slavery.
United Abolitionist rebuilds lives of those who have been used and abused. By providing direct services and referring clients to partner agencies, we help victims of human trafficking experience healing and hope for tomorrow.
We do not stop there! In addition, we work to prevent the crime by educating youth, community members, and businesses to stop human trafficking before it starts.