Human trafficking is a huge problem throughout this country. Want to get involved? Here are a few sites to explore that will help steer you in the right direction.
The mission of End Slavery Tn is to promote the healing of human trafficking survivors and strategically confront slavery in our state. Bringing people together to end slavery in Tennessee—and beyond.
The International Justice Mission initiative is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in developing countries. They target slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality, property grabbing, and citizens’ rights abuse. Their team includes more than 750 lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices.
Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through a three-pronged approach—prevent, restore, and bring justice. They equip first responders and community members to identify warning signs of trafficking and employ intervention techniques to rescue child trafficking victims. They advance the prioritization of ending child sex slavery by initiating campaigns that raise alarm in communities. They share expertise and resources to accelerate solutions to combat sexual exploitation.
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Their comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what they do – which includes helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville serves four counties: Davidson, Wilson, Dickson, and Cheatham, with ReStores located in Davidson, Wilson, and Dickson counties. Since it was established in 1985, Habitat of Greater Nashville has built or recycled more than 1,060 homes, more than 770 locally, and served more than 2,600 family members including 1,700 children. The habitat of Greater Nashville is ranked as the 21st largest residential builder in Middle Tennessee and is ranked 11th out of more than 1,300 national affiliates in the number of homes built. Habitat of Greater Nashville has received numerous awards for green building practices and sustainability.
(Currently building its church home in Franklin, Tennessee.)
“Preaching good tidings unto the meek; Binding up the brokenhearted. Proclaiming liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” ~Isaiah 61:1