What We Do | GHT

What we do?

We help communities see the hidden crime of human trafficking. Our programs build a path to more equitable understanding of the problem since as a multi-culture criminal activity, human trafficking is more than just a single subject to be taught; it is a concept that should infuse almost every subject that makes vulnerable people to be targeted by traffickers.

 

Lack of community awareness and existence of various types of social discriminations that some of our community members face make them even more vulnerable to trafficking situations. Our goal is to empower our communities through education about how to identify- and report- human trafficking to minimize victimization of vulnerable people.

 

We address human trafficking in the context of social justice education program, since we believe education is the engine of justice, economic growth, and the best investment we can make in the future of our society. The better educated our society is regarding various subjects around human trafficking, the more inspired, productive, and innovative it maybe to advocate for systemic change to end human trafficking.

How we do it?

Our educational modules emphasis on...

Points of Access to Potential Help

THE TOP 5

Methods of Force, Fraud, and/or Coercion

Risk Factors for Human Trafficking

  • Family/friends 2,530 cases.

  • Law enforcement/criminal justice system 1,242.

  • Health services 861.

  • Mobile apps or social media 717.

  • Child welfare system 503.

  • Isolation/confinement 5,353.

  • Economic abuse 5,019.

  • Threats of any kind 4,677.

  • Emotional abuse 4,007.

  • Physical abuse 3,159.

  • Recent migration/relocation 3,516.

  • Substance use 710.

  • Unstable housing 593.

  • Runaway/homeless youth 569.

  • Mental health concern 530.

2018 National Human Trafficking Hot Line Data.

"I participated in one of your (GHT’s) programs last year. You put me in contact with one of the authorities in the district. He personally stood on top of my case and dropped all the charges against me (since I was considered more like a criminal rather than a victim!) ... This is while my case was going on for a long time... about 2 years… If it was not because of you, I was not able to get the legal help I needed. Just wanted to say thank you!"

-A Human Trafficking Survivor

“…Thank you for all you do and the education I received as well. Keep working hard…”

-Law Enforcement Agent

“… Thank you for your great efforts! Keep up the great work!”

-Federal Victim Assistance Specialist

“Thank you for sharing the information about trafficking with us. We learned a great deal and have gained a much better understanding of and awareness of trafficking. God bless you for your dedication to advocating for those who are being exploited…”

-Community member

“… thank you so much for keeping our county and children safe…”

-Community member

“I wanted to touch base to let you know it was a pleasure to see and present with each of you. Thank you for all that you do!”

-Prosecuting Attorney

“Thanks… on behalf of all children, I thank you for ALL you are doing…”

-K-12 educator

“I thank you so much for all you have done for our human trafficking workshop. You did such a wonderful job showing the teachers how vital their role really is…”

-K-12 Educator

FOR HELP  

U.S. NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE

Call: 1 (888) 373-7888

SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages

EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

Call: 314-615-8618 

Email: humantrafficking@stlouisco.com

FOR GATEWAY HUMAN TRAFFICKING

ADDRESS

        16105 Swingley Ridge Road
        P.O. Box 595
        Chesterfield, MO 63017-595

CONTACT

        636-515-6919

        info@gatewayhumantrafficking.org

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