Look Beneath the Surface
Update: Since 2001, HHS has helped over 8,543 victims of human trafficking and their family members with case management services. Furthermore, a recent study interviewed foreign national survivors of trafficking to see how many of them encountered health care professionals while they were being trafficked. Fifty percent reported encounters with a health care professional while they were being trafficked, yet none of them were identified as victims. In the referenced study, 39% of victims had contact with ER and 29% had contact with Primary Care.
Could you spot a victim of trafficking in a crowd? Probably not — victims may not look any different than anyone else you see every day.
Through the HHS Look Beneath the Surface campaign, we work with grantees and stakeholders to raise awareness of human trafficking and the factors that make certain populations more at risk.
The campaign also empowers the public to help identify victims and connect those victims with services by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888.
Do you or your organization want to get involved? Download materials to spread the word and forge pathways to freedom for survivors and those at risk of human trafficking in your community.
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