Catholic Network to End Human Trafficking
action & Advocacy
We hope you will make use of these resources in your parish and school communities and help educate others about the impact of human trafficking.
Prayer is important and does make a difference! Review the story of St. Josephine Bakhita and challenge the objectification of humans. Say a daily prayer, or add it to your parish’s Prayers of the People and at prayer groups.
Suggested prayers to get started include:
COMMUNITY WATCH & NATIONAL HOTLINE PHONE #
Be observant and report any suspicious activity to the national hotline at 1-888-3737-888, text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733) or visit the national resource center https://humantraffickinghotline.org/.
If the victim is local or in urgent need, contact law enforcement directly at the San Jose Police Dept. Human Trafficking Task Force at 408-537-1999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engage your elected officials. Ask what they are doing to combat trafficking and press them to take action against this issue in your community and across the nation. Support legislation and voice your support of current bills before Congress on anti-trafficking legislation at state, national and international levels. (e.g. CA SB 1193)
ACTION & SUPPORT
Volunteer and/or financially support a local agency striving to help serve victims of trafficking as they seek restoration for their lives. There are many educational, advocacy and support groups that are working to end human trafficking: such as coalitions, safe houses and shelters for trafficked persons. Contact us for more information at
ETHICAL AND FAIR TRADE - CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM
Practice conscious consumerism and be responsible and aware of the supply chain. Purchase items that comply with ethical and fair trade practices. Learn more on how you may unknowingly be supporting slave labor by visiting:
Learn what it means to be a conscious consumer through ethical and fair trade by visiting these resources or these suggested actions:
Host an Ethical Trade chocolate, coffee and tea tasting party and use fair trade coffee and tea and other products at home, work, and in places of worship.
Practice responsible personal shopping that is child labor and sweat shop free. The app “Made in a Free World” is helpful.
Ask schools to make sure that school uniforms are not produced in sweat shops. Research Free2Work End Human Trafficking
Education & School Resources
● Red Flags Brochure
● CNEHT Resource pg
● CRS programs and resources
● USCCB info and resources
Videos & Movies
Movie “Stolen from the Suburbs”
Brochures & Posters
● Break Free Education
● Human Trafficking is Alive in the U.S.
Parish & Youth Ministry
● January 11
● February 8
● St. Josephine Bakhita
● January is Human Trafficking
(see below for info)
● USCCB HT Awareness month resources
Action & Advocacy
National Hotline #
Ethical & Fair Trade
● State of CA, Office of Attorney General
● Office of the Administration for Children & Families
● Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking