Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that means two things: sex trafficking or labor trafficking.
Sex trafficking is when someone makes money from the prostitution of another person by using methods such as the use of force, making threats, or providing drugs. Sex trafficking victims are usually performing prostitution in locations that try to appear legit, such as “massage parlors,” “health spas” or “acupressure centers” but can even be trafficked by boyfriends and husbands in private homes. Labor trafficking is forcing or transporting someone to perform some kind of labor or service by methods such as force, threat, or even withholding official identification documents. Labor trafficking can be found in a wide range of otherwise legit jobs and services, such as restaurants, hotels, construction, cleaning and maintenance and domestic and agricultural employment.
If you are currently experiencing human trafficking, call the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline:
855-55-TNHTH or call the 24/7 confidential statewide human trafficking hotline at 888-373-7888 or text 233733. In an emergency, call 911.
If you are healing from human trafficking, you can qualify for vital services to begin the process of restoration. Every survivor of human trafficking has unique needs, from drug treatment or temporary housing to therapy and social support. It is not an easy fix, but you are worth it.