Thirty eight Met Council volunteers provided outreach materials to 50 hotels in order to find and assist missing children and sex trafficking victims. These materials included 11,000 free bars of soap imbedded with the National Human Trafficking Hotline phone number (1-888-373-7888). Met Council’s volunteers distributed posters with photos of Missing Children to hotel staff for the front desk and Red Flags brochures with indicators of potential victims of human trafficking.
“Met Council is proud to partner with S.O.A.P in order to save the lives of vulnerable children here in New York City,” said CEO of Met Council David M. Frankel. “Through our Family Violence services, we educate, advocate and foster a dialogue about the impact, and Met Council counselors are standing by to assist victims of sex trafficking.”
“Countless victims of sex trafficking live among us,” said Shoshannah Frydman, Director of the Family Violence Department at Met Council. “The numbers are staggering. Sex Trafficking is an epidemic that hurts people from every community, from all over the world including American born children. It is estimated that 27 million people, including 2 million children, are currently in bondage in modern-day slavery across the world.”