Met Council and UJA-Federation Combat Sex Trafficking

Photo Credit: Robyn Spector

Photo Credit: Robyn Spector

Every 30 seconds, another person becomes a victim of sex trafficking, 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.

To help raise awareness in New York City, Met Council partnered with UJA-Federation for an evening campaign. Volunteers from UJA-Federation distributed 1,200 bars of soap with the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888.373.7888) within high risk neighborhoods in order to reach potential victims.  Prior to canvassing the neighborhood, volunteers learned about the realities of sex trafficking from social workers and advocates at Met Council.

Met Council’s Family Violence Program assists survivors of intimate partner and family abuse as well as sex trafficking victims with a variety of services that create safety, support healing, and promote self-sufficiency.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call us at 212-453-9618

 

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