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One Statistic That Will Make You Drop Your Jaw

One Statistic That Will Make You Drop Your Jaw

Robin met her boyfriend on a dating app and was thrilled to be with someone who genuinely accepted her.  They had a great time together until Robin was evicted from her apartment.  Ready with a solution, the boyfriend suggested Robin move in with him for free. Then...

How to Change the World with Fair Trade Subscription Boxes

How to Change the World with Fair Trade Subscription Boxes

As October comes to an end, spooky season gives way to the holidays. I don’t know about you, but my family is already asking for my holiday wish list! What better way to show someone you care with a thoughtful and unique gift? Buying fair trade certified items not...

How To Change The World With Fair Trade Skin Care

How To Change The World With Fair Trade Skin Care

Do you know what ingredients are in your skin care routine? How about where those ingredients came from? We often don't look deeper into the products we consume to face the world everyday. In celebrating Fair Trade Month at UAHT, we have been discussing chocolate...

How To Change The World With Fair Trade Coffee

How To Change The World With Fair Trade Coffee

It’s Fall y’all! Well…almost. While the weather hasn’t completely reflected the changing of the seasons, everyone is excited to get out their cozy sweaters and enjoy the cooler weather. Can’t you just smell the hot cocoa and pumpkin spice lattes brewing? This presents...

11 Vital Questions to Ask Yourself At Storefront Shops

11 Vital Questions to Ask Yourself At Storefront Shops

UAHT is producing a five-part series on labor trafficking. Through this blog series, we are providing information and tips to identify labor trafficking!  Today, we are focusing on how to spot red flags in storefront shops like grocery or clothing stores.  As a...

How To Change The World With Fair Trade Chocolate

How To Change The World With Fair Trade Chocolate

Change is in the air and the season for sweet treats everywhere! And what better time to indulge in a universally beloved candy – chocolate. Buying Fair Trade Chocolate can prevent child and forced labor The most popular candies in the U.S., and even around the world,...

14 Vital Questions to Ask Yourself At Storefront Services

14 Vital Questions to Ask Yourself At Storefront Services

UAHT is producing a five-part series on labor trafficking. Through this blog series, we are providing information and tips to identify labor trafficking!  Today, we are focusing on how to spot red flags in storefront services like nail salons, restaurants, massage...

2 Simple Questions To Identify Labor Trafficking

2 Simple Questions To Identify Labor Trafficking

Luca and Peter - Who Was Trafficked?Two men, Luca and Peter, live in two different drug rehabilitation centers. As part of their programs, both men are expected to work.  The first man, Luca, works building doors. Before he started, his manager promised that he...

3 Critical Facts About Labor Trafficking We Can’t Ignore

3 Critical Facts About Labor Trafficking We Can’t Ignore

 There are an estimated 313,000 victims of trafficking in Texas, and a whopping 75% of them are experiencing labor trafficking. It's time we talk about them. We need to make sure our conversations and our actions are centered as much on justice for victims and...

Prostitution & Human Trafficking: What’s the Difference?

Prostitution & Human Trafficking: What’s the Difference?

It can be complicated – however, one thing you know for sure is that she has been exploited. Kim is 16 years old, poor, in and out of school, no job, and wants to help her family survive. After her mother lost her job, their family is left in terrible debt. A man her...

5 Fair Trade Summer Fashion Items

5 Fair Trade Summer Fashion Items

Memorial Day has come and gone, and you know what that means! That’s right, it is officially summer! Okay, maybe not officially, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get ready for some fun in the sun with these summer essentials. Now, some of these might not be applicable...

Juneteenth: The History of Slavery and Human Trafficking

Juneteenth: The History of Slavery and Human Trafficking

Since the murder of George Floyd, all of us - advocates, allies, and detractors alike - have been encouraged to research and learn how the Black community has been impacted by societal and structural racism. I want to take a moment to challenge the idea that slavery...

Building A Free Future During COVID-19

Building A Free Future During COVID-19

Dear Friend, One thing we know, human trafficking continues even with social distancing. In fact, COVID-19 created a perfect storm for exploiting our community. Traffickers are grooming young boys and girls on social media. They haven’t stopped targeting vulnerable...

Fair Trade Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Fair Trade Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming up! This one may feel a little (or a whole lot) different. It’s harder to see people, and shopping in stores is not an option for most. The one thing that’s going to remain constant though? Our love for the moms in our life.   Some of us are...

A Letter to Survivors

A Letter to Survivors

To any Human Trafficking Survivor, to any Domestic Violence Survivor, to any Addiction Survivor, to anyone struggling to find their way, and to anyone who has felt like things would never get better, this is for you.

Why Do Survivors Need Case Managers?

Why Do Survivors Need Case Managers?

Survivors can focus on healing, rather than maneuvering through logistics.   A survivor’s healing plan is extensive and can be confusing. Each person’s process differs. That’s why a trained, professional Case Manager is necessary to build a custom plan to meet...

What’s the Key to Long-Term Healing?

What’s the Key to Long-Term Healing?

Cora hesitated—then, “Hi, I’m Cora,” she swallowed hard. “I need help.”

It didn’t take long to realize that repeated sexual assault from countless solicitors meant Cora needed a long-term plan to help her recover physically, mentally, and emotionally.

How You Can Fight Human Trafficking From Home

How You Can Fight Human Trafficking From Home

With parks closed this weekend, we thought you may be looking for something to do while you're stuck inside. Check out these 4 virtual training opportunities and stay tuned to our social media for more to come!1. A 2-Minute Video to Help Your Kids Navigate Social...

Celebrating Easter and Springtime In a Pandemic

Celebrating Easter and Springtime In a Pandemic

It's early in the morning and I step outside the door. It just rained the day before, so there's water in the air: Springtime in Houston. As I savor a moment of quiet before my daughter wakes up, I think about what I am going to do to celebrate Easter this year....