These web resources are essential starting points for educating ourselves about human trafficking in the United States.
The Polaris Project is a national non-profit that handles tip reporting, referrals, information, and resources on a national level. They run the 24/7 National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733)
While Called to Rescue is a global non-profit dedicated to the rescuing of minor children from sex trafficking, violence, and abuse, the organization also has strong links here in Eugene, OR. They run a hotline that can help coordinate help for individuals affected by human trafficking in Lane County: 1-855-646-5484.
This faith-based advocacy site is a fantastic collection of resources with many links to books, films, infographics, and organizations.
Prostitution Research & Education
Prostitution Research & Education is a San Francisco based non-profit organization that conducts research on the sex industry and provides a library of resources on prostitution, particularly its links to exploitation, sexism, racism, and poverty.
Mending the Soul Ministries (MTS)
Mending the Soul (MTS) is a global non-profit that provides training to help church and community members be compassionate and effective with individuals who have gone through trauma and abuse. MTS provides basic training and specific training to work with individuals who have been sexually exploited. Individuals who would like to mentor Hope Ranch girls must take the 12-week training.
Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH)
OATH is a resource for organizers and advocates in Oregon. OATH aims to prevent the exploitation of men, women and youth, by educating and promoting practical community engagement by Oregonians in order to end the tragedy of trafficking.