Recovery for survivors is a long process. Your generous support empowers survivors to rebuild their lives and trains members of our community to recognize, report, and prevent human trafficking.
The STAC board and another generous donor are each matching #GivingTuesday donations up to $1,500, thus tripling the impact you can make with your gift. Here are just a few examples of how you change lives:
- You recently helped a survivor who fell behind on his rent. This man had escaped forced labor on a farm. He was out of danger but was going to be evicted. In many cases, survivors have no income, no housing, and no health care. Without these necessities, they are at risk for being re-victimized. You helped pay a survivor’s rent, allowing him to work with law enforcement to apprehend his trafficker and keep his new job!
- STAC is a member of the National Human Trafficking Hotline, which means we respond to assist anyone who calls the hotline within our service area. Thanks to your generous support, we have case managers available to help victims with whatever they need. A mother living outside Florida, for example, recently called the national hotline about her daughter, who was living in the Big Bend. The mother was concerned that her daughter was being sex trafficked. We were able to contact the daughter and develop a plan for her safety. The National Human Trafficking Hotline is toll-free hotline, available to answer calls, texts, and live chats from anywhere in the U.S., 24 hours a daily, seven days a week and in more than 200 languages. The number is 1-888-373-7888. You can also text 233722.
- Thanks to you, STAC has trained dozens of law enforcement officers, health care professionals and many others. We are currently hosting a monthly community certificate-based program at the Kearney Center in Tallahassee. Each month will feature a special topic, current events, and include the basics of human trafficking.