January 12, 2012
We think of America as the home of the free, but for more than 10,000 victims of human trafficking brought into the country each year, that’s far from the truth.
Often, victims come from desperate situations and are promised good jobs and fair wages in America, only to find they’ve become indentured servants. Told they are indebted to those who brought them here and forced to labor in appalling conditions, their lives revolve around the often empty promise of being set free some day.
Both domestically and internationally, the emotional and physical toll of human trafficking is high. Through our international and domestic programs, Heartland Alliance focuses on helping survivors rebuild and secure their lives through comprehensive, coordinated support.
On this month of international human trafficking awareness, we acknowledge the strength of our participants who have survived impossible odds to gain stability, safety, and opportunity in a new land.
To learn more about our programs that help survivors of human trafficking internationally, visit our international programs page.
To read more about our domestic work with survivors of torture, visit the Marjorie Kovler Center.
To learn more about our work providing legal protection to survivors of human trafficking, visit the National Immigrant Justice Center.
To learn more about our coalition that provides and coordinates services to adult and child survivors of human trafficking across 14 states and Puerto Rico, as well as training and support to organizations focused on help survivors of human trafficking, visit Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium's page