COVID-19 Resources

Due to school closures and restrictions on large crowds, we’re forced to pivot our programming for the foreseeable future. But human trafficking hasn’t stopped; men, women, and children continue to be exploited, despite social distancing.

We refuse to let this virus come between us and our mission.

In a time of relentless unknowns, we want to make sure trafficking victims still have an escape route to safety, teens are protected from online predators, and vulnerable populations aren’t tricked into exploitation.

That’s why our work to prevent exploitation, educate the community, and empower survivors remains in full effect right here – online.

UAHT trains law enforcement to recognize and respond to human trafficking.
UAHT trains law enforcement to recognize and respond to human trafficking.

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.

10,724

Trained to spot and respond to trafficking situations in 2020.

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

5,492

Students engaged in 2020.

Direct 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.

279

Trafficking and trauma survivors served in 2020.

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.

21,870

Potential and current victims engaged in 2020.

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.

55

Participating organizations in 2020.

Due to school closures and restrictions on large crowds, we’re forced to pivot our programming for the foreseeable future. But human trafficking hasn’t stopped; men, women, and children continue to be exploited, despite social distancing.

We refuse to let this virus come between us and our mission.

In a time of relentless unknowns, we want to make sure trafficking victims still have an escape route to safety, teens are protected from online predators, and vulnerable populations aren’t tricked into exploitation.

That's why our work to prevent exploitation, educate the community, and empower survivors remains in full effect right here – online.

UAHT equips teachers and educators to recognize and respond to human trafficking.

Building a Free Future During COVID-19

We realize these are unprecedented times, filled with uncertainty. But even as we adjust to life during social distancing and work to overcome fear of the unknown, we are confident that we will see the best of humanity emerge.

Give Today and Fight Trafficking During COVID-19.

Resources [English]

Do NOT listen to rumors you might hear on social media. The U.S. Surgeon General’s office reminded everyone: “PLEASE always talk to your health provider first before administering any treatment/ medication to yourself or a loved one.”

Disinfectants are poisonous! Medical experts announced, “Under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route.” If this happens, please call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222

Also, ultraviolet light has NOT been shown to be safe or effective for use on people to try to eliminate a virus, and exposure to ultraviolet light outside or from other sources can raise the risk of skin cancer.

Human Trafficking & Health Professionals Webinar
Financial Assistance For Undocumented People
Human Trafficking & Social Service Providers Webinar

Resources [Español]

NO escuche rumores que pueda escuchar en las redes sociales. La oficina del Cirujano General de EE. UU. les recordó a todos: “POR FAVOR, hablen siempre con su proveedor de servicios médicos antes de administrarse cualquier tratamiento / medicamento a usted o a un ser querido”.

¡Los desinfectantes son venenosos! Los expertos médicos anunciaron: “Bajo ninguna circunstancia se debe administrar ningún producto desinfectante al cuerpo mediante inyección, ingestión o cualquier otra vía”. Si esto sucede, llame a Control de Envenenamiento al 1-800-222-1222.

Además, NO se ha demostrado que la luz ultravioleta sea segura o efectiva para su uso en eliminar un virus, y la exposición a la luz ultravioleta en el exterior o de otras fuentes puede aumentar el riesgo de cáncer de piel.

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UAHT trains the community to recognize and respond to human trafficking.

Request a Virtual Training

You can help identify and restore victims in Houston by inviting us to speak to your co-workers, family, and community through an online training.