Exploitation and Trafficking

What to do

If you suspect human trafficking, please contact the following hotlines. Also, send tips to your local police office as well, describing in as much detail what you have witnessed that suspects someone is being trafficked. Most trafficking busts happen because a third party reported information.

National Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or report online at the traffickingresourcecenter.org

Minnesota Hotline: 1.866.223.1111 more info at dayoneservices.org

Coalitions & Task Forces

Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force | Statewide task force

anti-Human Trafficking Coalition | a Christian alliance against human trafficking

Twin Cities Programs

180 Degrees – Safe & Sound Shelter| East Saint Paul – Housing for minors

Breaking Free | Twin Cities Wide – Housing and services for women

Catholic Charities Twin Cities | Twin Cities Wide – Case management (focus on labor trafficking)

Civil Society| Saint Paul (MN Wide)

The Link | Minneapolis – Housing for youth

PRIDE Program/The Family Partnership | Minneapolis, MN

MN Indian Women’s Resource Center| Saint Paul – focus on native women

Northside Women’s Space(Kwanzaa Church) | North Minneapolis – Drop-in center for women

Source MN: Annex | South Minneapolis – Transitional housing for women

Greater MN Programs

Mission 21 | Rochester

Heartland Girls Ranch | Benson

Duluth, MN Housing/Advocacy Collaboration:

Books & Movies

Girls Like Us | memoir by Rachel Lloyd, founder of GEMS and survivor of trafficking

Fallen | book by Annie Lobert a survivor

Renting Lacy | book about child sexual exploitation by Linda Smith

Somebody’s Daughter | book about child sexual exploitation by Julian Sher

Chosen | awareness video by Shared Hope International