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3 Ways to Tell your Kids About Trafficking Before School Starts

3 Ways to Tell your Kids About Trafficking Before School Starts

Mrs. Baker cheers as Riley marches across the field with plumes of feathers ascending from her head. Despite the sweltering August heat, Mrs. Baker proudly stands and claps for her child at the end of the halftime show. A bass drum weighs heavy on Riley’s shoulders as...

Boys: Too Tough to be Trafficked?

Boys: Too Tough to be Trafficked?

The bell rings. Moments later, a horde of boys bound into the locker room, tossing their clanking back packs in their lockers. Just outside, the goal posts anticipate the rhythmic pounding of cleats running towards them on the field. But it has to wait- this is more...

How Samuel Helped Free His Friends

How Samuel Helped Free His Friends

“Here they are! These are my friends that are being trafficked.” Samuel’s voice was an eager whisper, as he and two others approached us at an April street reach. We’d slowly gained trust with Samuel during his many interactions with our staff: he spoke frequently...

How You Can Stop Trafficking While At Work

How You Can Stop Trafficking While At Work

“I want to make a difference. Tell me how I can help.” We hear these passionate words from you every day. The burden of overlooked men, women, and children caught in exploitation weighs on your hearts and minds. We can’t end human trafficking without you. As a part of...

3 Critical Ideas Survivors Learn In Real Talk

3 Critical Ideas Survivors Learn In Real Talk

Dear Jamie*, The last few years of your life were rough. You’ve lived on the streets, running out of friends and family to rely on. Now you're living in a residential facility and are currently in several programs, each promising support and help. Yet your voice feels...

Our Most Powerful Year

Our Most Powerful Year

Because of your support, 2018 was a breakout year full of courage and changes! We engaged with nearly 23,000 individuals and during our first full year in providing direct services, weconnected 81 victims to care. We also trained over 12,000 parents, police...

Trafficked Through Social Media

Trafficked Through Social Media

“That’s what happened to me,” Jackie stated confidently in front of her peers. While I receive disclosures of human trafficking frequently, this one caught me off guard.  Our Real Talk Program consists of 10 sessions; each focused on different themes of...

Mya’s Story

Mya’s Story

By age 16, Mya was familiar with life on the streets. She was pimped out for sex and forced into young motherhood. Shuffled between multiple foster homes, she finally ran away. Bounced around from facility to facility, program to program, her rough exterior made it...

Protecting Houston Youth. What It Takes.

Protecting Houston Youth. What It Takes.

When we talk about protecting our children and teenagers from human trafficking, what do you think is most important? Is it about teaching our kids the behaviors of traffickers? Or maybe it's providing the right safety tips for social media? We spoke with our newest...

Empowered. Overwhelmed. Encouraged.

Empowered. Overwhelmed. Encouraged.

Two years ago, UAHT set out to increase the identification of exploited men, women, and children in Houston. We expanded our services from professional education and community awareness to include outreach and supportive programming. We were excited, eager, and ready...

Top 3 Ways to Fight Human Trafficking Now

Top 3 Ways to Fight Human Trafficking Now

When life kicks someone down, often traffickers swoop in, masking exploitation with kindness. They are the first-responders, grasping easy prey to make money for their own gain. Soon after, victims want to break free - yet how? Many times, they are unaware of avenues...

Women Like Us

Women Like Us

Before this program I did not know that resources existed for women like us… - Nikki  Women like us. When I heard Nikki say those words I was reminded why we created Real Talk. Our team developed the ten-week, trauma informed program in 2017 after recognizing how many...

Prevention With Educational Empowerment: UAHT’s Youth Programs

Prevention With Educational Empowerment: UAHT’s Youth Programs

With Written Contribution from Quin’tara Spencer.   Contrary to some misconceptions, American children can be victims of sex trafficking. These children are not only from at-risk, vulnerable populations, such as runaways, children of broken homes, or foster children:...

Tokens For Bags  to Benefit United Against Human Trafficking!

Tokens For Bags to Benefit United Against Human Trafficking!

Have you ever wanted to shop in a way that is sustainable, does not contribute to sweatshop or slave labor, and support local charities? Right now through June 2018, Buffalo Exchange Montrose has chosen UAHT as a beneficiary of the Bags for Tokens program! The...

Fair Trade Fiesta

Fair Trade Fiesta

On January 20, United Against Human Trafficking joined with Fair Trade Houston to celebrate Houston’s designation as the first Fair Trade Town in Texas. Fair trade vendors were in attendance, to help educate Houstonians on how labor trafficking can exist in our local...

Red Sand Project and Artworks for Freedom at 2nd Cup

Red Sand Project and Artworks for Freedom at 2nd Cup

For Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018, 2nd Cup is hosting both The Red Sand Project and Artworks for Freedom. A 2nd Cup has evolved in an extraordinary way since its founding in 2011: from temporary incubator coffee space only open two days a week at the Vineyard...

Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2018: #WearBlueDay

Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2018: #WearBlueDay

Today, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day! Join UAHT along with The Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, to commemorate this day. We are asking people to participate on social media by wearing blue, and using the hashtags #wewearbluebecause or...

A Chance to Give – Holiday Newsletter

A Chance to Give – Holiday Newsletter

The holiday's are filled with family, friends, and community celebrating together. However, UAHT deals with the sad reality that there are victims of exploitation all around us, even during this wonderful season. Our role as an organization is to be the voice of those...

Human Trafficking and The Holiday Season

Human Trafficking and The Holiday Season

The holiday season is filled with family, friends, and community celebrating together. However, UAHT deals with the sad reality that there are victims of exploitation all around us, even during this wonderful season. Our role as an organization is to be the voice of...