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 our communities. Modern-day slavery and human trafficking sound like events that happen to “others” in “that part of the world.” The reality is this misconception is far from the truth. Indeed, newspapers are more likely to report stories of children fighting in armed conflicts and teenagers being sold into prostitution by their unstable families, and to recount the untold numbers and forced to work for little or no pay by men and women. However, modern-day slavery and human trafficking knows no borders and affects individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, and economic status.
During January, Hoyleton will highlight how we are making an impact in our communities to fight against and prevent the exploitation of individuals, especially our youth. Hoyleton’s Healing and Loving Oneself (HALO) Project and Network Of Voice Against Trafficking And Exploitation (NOVATE) are two in-community programs aimed at reaching and mentoring exploited persons, and education communities in the prevention of human trafficking.
Each of us has an opportunity to make a difference in our communities by watching out for our loved ones, friends, neighbors, and those we meet. Building stronger, more resilient communities means looking out for one another with intentionality. Whether you live in the city, suburbs or the country, human trafficking and modern-day slavery are insidious. Do not allow complacency to rob individuals of their basic fundamental right to freedom, dignity, and peace. Together, we can fight against human trafficking and restore the social fabric of our communities. One Voice. One Mission. End Human Trafficking.
For more information on how you can partner with Hoyleton in our fight against human trafficking, call the Prevention Department at 618.688.4739 or click here to learn more about our services.
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