National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

One effective step you can take right now is to add this number to your cell phone contacts. If you see anything that you think might be a case of trafficking, please call it. They will help.


Recommended Organizations

Free The Slaves

Addresses global and domestic slavery through replicating successful emancipation and empowerment programs developed by emancipated slaves themselves.

MISSSEY: Motivating Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth

Advocates and facilitates the empowerment and inner transformation of sexually exploited youth by holistically addressing their specific needs.”

Polaris Project

Provides client services (in Washington, D. C. and New Jersey), policy advocacy and public outreach. This organization also maintains the national hotline.

Slavery Footprint

As a consumer, how much of an impact do you have upon slavery around the world? This interactive website allows you to calculate your personal “slavery footprint.”

Not For Sale

Focused on corporate and technological solutions to trafficking and slavery, e.g. the Free2Work smartphone app.


Organizations by Region

South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Local resource for people in California’s Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties

Have a regional organization near you to recommend? Please let us know!


Suggested Reading

Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves by Kevin Bales (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007)

A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery by E. Benjamin Skinner (New York: Free Press, 2008)

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009)

The Slave Next Door – Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009)

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy by Kevin Bales (Berkeley: University of California Press, revised edition 2004)

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, published annually by the U.S. State Department:  2014 report


DVD titles

Dreams Die Hard – The stories of four women enslaved in the U.S.

Slavery 101 – a video introduction to modern day slavery. (12 minutes)

Slavery: a global investigation – accompanies the book Ending Slavery (88 minutes)

Freedom and Beyond – Rehabilitation of boys recently freed from slavery in northern India.


Video Available Online (Global Slavery)

Slavery: A 21st Century Evil: A documentary series by Aljazeera English

The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery: A documentary series by CNN


Unitarian Universalist Organizations and Solutions

UU Abolitionists

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Provides excellent resources for congregational support of fair trade products including the UUSC Coffee Project and Reverse Trick or Treating (an exceptional program for Religious Education).

Our Whole Lives Lifespan Education — Unitarian Universalist Association

A series offering age-appropriate sexuality education for kindergarteners through adults, including young adults. The UU Abolitionists organization is working on an online supplement that deals specifically with the intersection of sex and modern slavery.

Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office

Our UU office at the United Nations has held spring seminars on women’s rights that address trafficking.

UURISE (Unitarian Universalist Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education)

Provides legal advice and education for refugees and immigrants, including trafficking survivors.

Holdeen India Program — Unitarian Universalist Association

Works with key leaders and organizations of India’s most marginalized and disadvantaged peoples in their struggle to secure human rights and economic and social justice. Part of their focus area is working to eliminate debt bondage in India. Shramajivee Mahila Samity (SMS), one of their partner organizations, is the recipient of the 2009 Harriet Tubman award given to a community-based organization working to dismantle slavery. SMS goes undercover to expose traffickers, helps slavery survivors return home and raises awareness within villages to slavery-proof their communities.