Human Trafficking- Special Needs
Human Trafficking is modern day slavery and is occurring in our own backyard. Victims in our area have included men, women and children from many countries including the United States. Traffickers target victims for both labor and sexual exploitation.
Through a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, the International Institute manages and supports the Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois Rescue and Restore Consortium. The Consortium is compromise of 4 coalitions that conduct outreach and education with the ultimate goal of identifying victims. Social Workers are able to provide comprehensive case management for foreign born victims and referral services for all victims.
To learn more about Human Trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts in our region, visit: www.stoptraffickingmo-il.org.
If you believe you have encountered a victim of human trafficking contact:
- Call 911 if the person is in immediate danger
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): 1.888.428.7581
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): 1.866.DHS.2.ICE
- National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888
Lara Fallon, LCSW, ACSW
314-773-9090, ext 160
|Click here to go to:||Counseling|
|Elderly - Special Needs|
|Domestic Violence - Special Needs|