The latest stories from Hoyleton.

Human Trafficking | Know the Risks

DATE: January 21, 2021
There is a pandemic that has plagued our world long before the onset of COVID-19.  For centuries the human trafficking industry, though only recently referred to as such,  has been claiming the lives of women, children, and men. While 99% of the world’s $150 billion a year exploitation industry are women and girls, men fall victim to “The […]

Hoyleton | World Day of Social Justice

DATE: February 20, 2020
"Hoyleton Youth and Family Services seeks to enable all people, young and old alike, to realize the wholeness of life that God intends. This will be accomplished with the compassion of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit reaching out to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of those with […]

Internet Safety Hacks and Child Safety

DATE: February 6, 2020
We were all told before the invention of the internet that the world could be a threatening place. While we have made a lot of progress as a society to make the world a safer place, the truth remains that there are still risks facing us. Random cyberbullying attacks put children and young adults at […]
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Letter From A Minor Survivor

DATE: January 30, 2020
We hope Holyleton has given you insight into trafficking during the National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. We also hope you have learned how you can be a catalyst for change within your culture. Trafficking is not an epidemic that only happens to other people in other areas, but is happening right here, in our communities […]

National Human Trafficking Awareness | Myths vs. Facts

DATE: January 16, 2020
Can you identify which scenario involves sex trafficking? Michelle, age 15, lives in an unstable home environment. She attends a party with high school friends at Daniel’s house. Knowing Michelle’s situation, Daniel offers to let Michelle sleep on his couch if she has sex with him.  Elizabeth, age 17, has been in a relationship with […]

HALO | Healing and Loving Oneself

DATE: January 9, 2020
Hoyleton's HALO program (Healing and Loving Oneself) is an in-community care service designed to raise awareness around human trafficking and support at-risk individuals between the ages 11-25 who are at risk or victims/ survivors of human trafficking. Survivors of human trafficking include individuals who have been trafficked for labor services and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). […]
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Hoyleton | National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

DATE: January 3, 2020
Help Hoyleton raise awareness of modern-day slavery and human trafficking in our communities through participation in the month of National Slavery and Prevention of Human Trafficking. Since January has been designated as a month to bring attention to an epidemic that helps fight as a nation here in the United States, both internationally and within […]

Human Trafficking Series Part 3: Halo Program

DATE: August 1, 2019
We hope that from our Human Trafficking series, you have learned the basics of understanding the signs and types of trafficking individuals face. Human trafficking is at an all-time high, and there are people impacted by it every day; however, there are very limited resources for individuals to get help. Because of that, Hoyleton Youth […]

Human Trafficking Series, Part 2: Sex Trafficking

DATE: July 12, 2019
Along with labor trafficking, sex trafficking is one of the most underreported crimes in the United States and is on the rise. From 2007 to 2017 the National Human Trafficking Hotline received 34,700 reports of sex trafficking. According to the F.B.I., sex trafficking is the second fastest growing criminal industry, right behind drug trafficking. Donate […]

Human Trafficking Series, Part 1: Labor Trafficking

DATE: July 1, 2019
Human trafficking is one of the most underreported crimes in the United States and Illinois ranks among the top 10 states for it. That means there are cases everyday where individuals are being exploited and taken advantage of without notice. On a global scale, the International Labor Organization estimates that 20.1 million people are victims […]

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