Sign the petition and join YWCA-MC in the fight. The Coalition to End Human Trafficking have started a petition to end the situation where Human Trafficking survivors have been sexually abused by members of the Department of Homeland Security.
To quote the Petition:
Human trafficking survivors need safety, support and a path to rebuild their lives, not sexual abuse by law enforcement.
But according to Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations “repeatedly paid for and engaged in sex acts with suspected (human trafficking) victims.” The investigation further found that “HSI documents show some supervisors knew” of the sexual abuse of these possible human trafficking survivors.
Signing the petition and demand that Homeland Security set a clear federal policy forbidding agents with HSI and all federal programs from having sex with potential victims of human trafficking as part of their investigation.
As of today, 6,444 have signed. Please sign the petition to take a stand!
If you are in a human trafficking situation and want to get out, we can help you. Our human trafficking programs are set up to support women in creating a new life. We start with Case Management where participants are helped by specialized case manager. Transitional housing case management is
provided upon qualification, but most receive it. Women in our program receive housing referrals where we can help find affordable housing. The case manager helps set up Supportive Counseling/Therapy where participants have access to on-site and off-site counseling referrals. Alternative therapeutic settings including equine therapy, art therapy and yoga to help find new ways to feel good. Addiction Treatment/Services, AOD counseling, Celebrate Recovery sessions Workshops where weekly courses and activities are provided for self-healing, growth, and life enrichment. Case Managers set up Education and Job Training. All participants are assisted with educational
and/or job placement and Volunteer opportunities and Community involvement so our participants begin to feel good about their involvement with the community.
Legal Advocacy and Emergency Fund Assistance are also provided in appropriate circumstances. Click Here to see our HT page and get help if you need it.
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