We fight so that ALL may live free.

On a mission to end human trafficking through educating the community, preventing exploitation, and empowering survivors.

We fight so thatALL may live free.

On a mission to end human trafficking through
educating the community, preventing exploitation, and empowering survivors.

United Against Human Trafficking

“Courageously unifying our community to end human trafficking and creating innovative solutions to break the cycle of modern-day slavery.

We fight so that all may live free.

Human Trafficking

Slavery doesn’t just occur in history books. Slavery happens every day in our own communities. Human trafficking crimes continue to grow in the shadows of our society, and is one of the largest criminal industry in the world.

Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation and/or forced labor.

Million victims of forced labor/sex globally*

Victims in Texas*

Reported trafficking cases in US*

Our Programs

Education

We can all fight human trafficking in our daily lives. Our professional trainings and community presentations equip law enforcement, healthcare providers, teachers, social service providers and community members with the skills to recognize and respond to trafficking situations.  

Why?

We all encounter trafficking situations and need the tools to respond.

11,553

Trained to spot and respond to trafficking situations in 2019.

Youth Prevention

Let’s stop trafficking before it starts. We work with teens and adolescents to develop the skills to recognize and safely avoid dangerous situations.  

Why?

55% of domestic minor victims of sex trafficking aged 7-11 years old are recruited through social media apps and websites* *Thorn January 2018 Survivor Insights Survey

4,569

Students engaged in 2019.

Supportive Services

Sometimes we need a support system to catch us when we’re falling. Our trauma-informed program, Real Talk provides an outlet for at-risk individuals and survivors to process their trauma. We visit county jails, schools, juvenile detention centers and human trafficking safe homes, building an individual’s strengths to promote emotional strength.  

Why?

Those with a history of past trauma, abuse and trafficking are at a high risk for human trafficking (re)victimization.

317

Individuals enrolled in 2018.

Outreach

Hitting the streets, we build relationships with homeless population and immigrant community. This way, we connect potential and current victims of trafficking with the resources to break free.  

Why?

Labor and sex trafficking victims are often overlooked within homeless and immigrant communities. Their vulnerabilities place them at an extremely high risk to abuse and coercion.

116

Trafficked persons connected to care in 2019.

Coalition

United Against Human Trafficking is the founder and lead agency of the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition. Made up of over 70 members from around the Houston area, we unite the local anti-trafficking movement. We envision a collective end to human trafficking in Greater Houston.  

Why?

After facing trauma, survivors deserve the best care our city has to offer. By uniting a diverse group of social service agencies, faith communities, business and other organizations, the HRRC is creating a systemic solution of care and community resources for our great city.

70

Participating organizations in 2019.

Education

Professional trainings and community presentations equip law enforcement, healthcare providers, educator, social service providers and community members with the skills to identify and respond to trafficking situations.

Why?

We all encounter trafficking situations in out everyday lives.

12,386

Trained to spot and respond to trafficking situations in 2018.

Youth Prevention

Teens and adolescents develop the skills to safely navigate potential and existing exploitative situations while learning how to access community resources.

Why? 

55% of domestic minor victims of sex trafficking aged 7-11 years old are recruited through social media apps and websites*

*Thorn January 2018 Survivor Insights Survey

6,113

Students engaged in 2018.

Support Services

Real Talk, a trauma informed program enhances an at-risk individual and survivor’s life skills, strengthens coping strategies, and prevents a chance of (re) victimization. Conducted in county jails, schools, juvenile detention centers and human trafficking safe homes, our supportive services build individual strengths to promote emotional resiliency.

Why?

Individuals caught in the criminal justice and child welfare systems are among the most vulnerable to trafficking, and their abuse is often unreported. Those with a history of past trauma and abuse are also at higher risk for human trafficking victimization.

317

Individuals enrolled in 2018.

Outreach

Hitting the streets to engage with the homeless population and immigrant community, outreach connects potential and current victims of trafficking with the resources to break free.

Why? 

Labor and sex trafficking victims are often overlooked within homeless and immigrant communities. Their vulnerabilities place them at an extremely high risk to abuse and coercion.

4,723

Potential and current victims engaged in 2018.

board of directors

UAHT serves as the lead agency of the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition. Made up of over 50 members from around the Houston area, we are uniting the local anti-trafficking movement. We envision a collective end to human trafficking in Greater Houston.

Why? 

After facing trauma and exploitation, survivors deserve the best care our city has to offer. By uniting a diverse group of social service agencies, faith communities, business and other organizations, the HRRC is creating a systemic solution of care and community resources for our great city.

55

Participating organizations in 2018.

Give Today

Support from people like you helps bring freedom to those trapped in modern-day slavery. Keep the momentum going with a gift today.

Get Involved

Our work is possible by partnering with passionate abolitionists all over the city. You can join us by attending one of our events, requesting a speaker, or volunteering with our team.

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