If you or someone you know needs help
Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 OR text "INFO" or "HELP" to: BeFree (233733)
Call or Text the Common Ground Resource & Crisis Helpline at 1-800-231-1127
Trafficking victims typically need numerous types of emergency and long-term services. These include but are not limited to intensive case management, victim advocacy, housing, food, medical and dental care, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, support groups, interpretation/translation services, immigration and other legal assistance, literacy education, and employment and training services.
No one agency can respond to all aspects of the crime of human trafficking and the individualized needs of every victim. A coordinated, community-wide and multi-disciplinary response is needed.
Everyone has a role! Victims of human trafficking are regularly identified and served by individuals working in child welfare systems, runaway and homeless youth programs, immigrant and refugee service programs, sexual assault programs, and domestic violence shelters. You do not need to be a specialized human trafficking service provider in order to provide good services for victims of human trafficking. However, it is critically important that when you do engage with victims, you should know what resources are available within your community and provide services that are trauma-informed, victim-centered, and tailored to the specific needs of trafficking victims.
In an effort to support collaboration among partners in the response to human trafficking, Oakland County has compiled the following resources for professionals.