As January comes to a close, we recognize that human trafficking is a year-round issue in North Texas and across the country. Texas is the second-largest state for human trafficking, and Dallas is the second-largest city, only behind Houston. We have put together a list of North Texas organizations that are doing good work to combat trafficking and support survivors.
NEW FRIENDS NEW LIFE
A faith-based nonprofit in Dallas, Texas that seeks to restore and empower trafficked and sexually exploited teen girls, women and their children, as well as bring awareness to the issue and its prevalence in Texas. They provide mental health and spiritual support, education, interim financial assistance, and job training, with a desire to rehabilitate those once suffering from addiction, poverty, and abuse. NFNF was created in 1997 when one of the many women that the nonprofit aids today walked through a local church’s doors asking for help. Soon, more women joined her at the church, and the women’s program assisted them in finding employment and providing the needed support for a fresh start. What began there morphed into what it is now: a collection of evidence-based programs, therapists, clinicians, team members and friends, dedicated towards helping survivors overcome trauma and start anew. Today, NFNF serves over 400 women, teens, and children annually in North Texas. Some of their services include a women’s program, childcare, both a youth and adult resource center, and an employment partnership program.
Office: (214) 965-0935
RescueHer is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and providing resources to women and girls affected by human trafficking. They provide a wide range of services, helping rebuild lives and aid survivors regain independence. The organization has a 24-hour helpline that provides crisis counseling and support to those who have been affected by human trafficking. They also provide medical and legal support, and long-term housing and rehabilitation services to help victims with a fresh start. In addition, RescueHer works to raise awareness about human trafficking and advocate for policy changes to protect victims. They provide resources for those who may suspect someone they know is a victim of human trafficking, as well as information on how to get involved and support the organization. RescueHer’s mission is to help survivors of human trafficking reclaim their lives and break the cycle of exploitation by providing them with the resources they need to succeed.
Crisis Hotline: (817) 891-2093
Office: (817) 885-9716
MOSAIC FAMILY SERVICES
Based in North Texas, Mosaic Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides services to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence survivors, refugees, and unaccompanied minors. They provide a range of services such as emergency shelter, case management, legal assistance, counseling, and therapy to support individuals and families affected by human trafficking. They also provide job training, education and assistance with access to healthcare and other essential services to help victims rebuild their lives. The organization works in partnership with other organizations and law enforcement agencies to provide a comprehensive and coordinated response to human trafficking. They also provide a 24-hour helpline for emergency assistance. Mosaic Family Services is committed to helping individuals and families affected by human trafficking to achieve safety, stability and self-sufficiency. They envision a world that values human rights for all.
24 hour Crisis Hotline: (214) 823-4434
Office: (214) 821-5393
Traffick911 is a non-profit organization based in North Texas that works to combat human trafficking, aiming to rescue victims of trafficking and restore their lives, while also working to prevent future instances of trafficking through education and awareness campaigns. They provide a wide range of services to those affected by trafficking, including crisis counseling, legal support, and long-term rehabilitation services. The organization also works closely with law enforcement to assist in the identification and rescue of trafficking victims, as well as the prosecution of traffickers. Additionally, Traffick911 works to raise awareness about human trafficking and educate the public on how to recognize and report instances of trafficking. Their website also includes resources for those who may suspect someone they know is a victim of trafficking, as well as information on how to get involved and support the organization’s efforts to combat human trafficking in the North Texas area.
In 2010, the NET, a nonprofit organization based in Fort Worth, Texas, was founded to provide services to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The organization’s mission is to empower survivors and help them build new lives through a variety of programs and services, including providing emergency shelter, case management, counseling and therapy, legal services, and job training to survivors. They also offer a range of support services, including education, healthcare, and housing assistance, to help survivors achieve stability and self-sufficiency. The NET works with community partners and local law enforcement agencies to raise awareness about human trafficking and provide education on how to recognize and prevent it. To this date, they’ve served over 1,000 survivors of human trafficking who have engaged with over 12,000 men that have partook in the human trafficking epidemic. They have provided dignified employment to some of the 1,000 survivors, and all have received access and treatment in some of the programs.
Office: (682) 233-4283
DeliverFund is a national nonprofit organization that fights human trafficking by providing support to law enforcement agencies and providing training to professionals in the field. Their mission is to eliminate human trafficking by providing cutting-edge technology, intelligence, and training to law enforcement agencies and other organizations, while also partnering with other organizations to provide direct assistance to victims of human trafficking. DeliverFund is unique in its approach by leveraging technology and intelligence to tackle human trafficking in a comprehensive manner. Their website offers insight into frequently asked questions about human trafficking, such as how traffickers find their victims, which kids are at risk and behavioral signs to look out for in children, the scope of the human trafficking problem in our country, and how to join the fight.
Office: (844) 919-3863
IT’S GOING TO BE OK!
The It’s Going To Be Ok, Inc. (IGTBOK) is a non-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas, that provides services to survivors of human trafficking. Founded by Tonya Stafford in 2014, a survivor of human trafficking herself, the non-profit aims to eliminate human trafficking one survivor at a time through tenets of rescue, restoration, and education. Stafford hopes to build a just world where women, children, and all vulnerable adults are safe, respected, and valued. The organization’s mission is to empower survivors and help them rebuild their lives through a variety of programs and services, including emergency shelter, case management, legal assistance, counseling, and therapy to support individuals and families affected by human trafficking. They also provide job training, education, and assistance with accessing healthcare and other essential services to help victims rebuild their lives. IGTBOK is dedicated to helping survivors of human trafficking achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency, by prioritizing the well-being of the survivor first and foremost, followed by restoration, having a strong community foundation, providing top level in-care and giving hope and tangible steps for a better future.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888)-373-7888
Office: (469) 859-2180
CONFERENCE ON CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN
The Conference on Crimes Against Women is an annual event held in Texas that brings together professionals from various fields, including law enforcement, prosecution, advocacy, healthcare, and social services, to address the issue of crimes against women. Originally founded as a partnership between the Dallas Police Department, FBI, and the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, the conference provides training, networking opportunities and resources for attendees to enhance their knowledge, skills and ability to serve victims of crimes against women and their families. Including hands-on workshops with computer labs and case studies, the conference includes keynote speakers, workshops and panel discussions that focus on various topics related to crimes against women such as human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. The conference provides a platform for attendees to learn about best practices, and to share ideas and strategies for addressing crimes against women in their communities. The conference is a great opportunity for professionals to gain knowledge and connect with experts in the field.
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RESTORED HOPE MINISTRIES
Restored Hope Ministries is a non-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas that aims to help victims of human trafficking, giving sex trafficked and sexually exploited women and children a sense of hope. They are a long-term safe house program for women between the ages of 17 and 45 that have been victims of sexual abuse and exploitation and human trafficking. They includes a three programs, from Phase one to Phase three, where food, clothing, shelter, all medical and dental services, ID recovery, some probation and legal fees, one on one and group counseling, extensive drug and alcohol recovery, credit repair, self help, anger management, computer training, and boundaries classes are provided. Education opportunities, both academic and vocational are also available. Temporary to Permanent Housing is available based upon the survivors needs.
Phone: (833) 334-0035
SMAA PROJECT MOSES
Project Moses is an initiative within the Saint Michael’s Church of Dallas, wherein parishioners a part of the initiative aim to help survivors and shed light on the epidemic. Their focus lies in bringing awareness and education, advocacy with legislators and law enforcement, and partnering with agencies in the Dallas area to help with the rehabilitation process for survivors. It is a faith-based organization that provides spiritual support and guidance to newcomers. Project Moses is run by volunteers and is focused on helping newcomers successfully integrate into their new home.
Phone: (214) 363-5471