Fighting Human Trafficking – Success begins with a call

Editor’a Note:  The excerpt below refers to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.  This is the number:  1-888-3737-888.  If you are the victim of human trafficking, or just observe human trafficking activity, call this number 27/7.

When I tell people I work on the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline, the most common reaction I get is, “Wow, that must be hard.”  Usually I respond that no, it’s not hard, because I love being able to help people.  But the truth is, sometimes it is hard.  The hardest part, after hearing a story of cruelty and abuse, is doing your best to help but not knowing how the story ends.  But then there are those moments when we learn about a victim who was able to escape and find shelter after she called us, or a trafficker who was brought to justice, and the hard work becomes so worthwhile.

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