Combating Human Trafficking

Combat human traffickingSince the 1880's, The Salvation Army has worked to free individuals from the abuse and exploitation of sexual slavery. We are international leaders in the advocacy, public awareness, outreach and rehabilitation of human trafficking victims.

The Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky provides support and empowers those enslaved in human trafficking in our local communities. To expand our reach, The Salvation Army joined forces with End Slavery Cincinnati in May 2012 to offer more services and support in combating the evil of human trafficking.

Through this coalition, efforts include emergency response, outreach and case management for victims. In addition to providing comprehensive care to trafficked individuals, we foster public awareness of human trafficking and partner with law enforcement.

The Salvation Army's Anti-Human Trafficking Program provides comprehensive case management to all human trafficking victims, regardless of gender, age, or documentation status. An individualized service plan is developed for each client's unique needs. Clients  and program case managers meet determined by the needs and goals of every individual. Case managers provide overall support, crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, and referrals and resources. Other resources available include:

  • Housing assistance or housing search support
  • Education and employment assistance and support
  • Clothing and material assistance
  • Documentation recovery or obtainment
  • Food and transportation assistance
  • Acquisition of government benefits
  • Legal and social service advocacy
  • Medical/Dental/Mental health program referrals

The Salvation Army's case management program collaborates with other local service providers and can provide referrals to other local agencies and organizations when needed.

For help or to report suspected human trafficking situations, please call the Greater Cincinnati Hotline at 513-800-1863.

Individuals, agencies and organizations are encouraged to call for crisis assistance, help in leaving a situation, urgent support, referrals, and/or to report a human trafficking situation. Calls are taken 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The hotline is is confidential, and tele-interpreters are available.

If the suspected trafficking situation is occurring outside of the greater Cincinnati area, please call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888.

» Watch a WCET "Focus" Interview regarding Human Trafficking

» Information about End Slavery Cincinnati