Awareness and Prevention
We believe that together, we can prevent the tragedy of human trafficking, liberate others, and be the voice of those who have been silenced – one step at a time.
What is human trafficking? It’s an unforgiving form of slavery. Which is why Not For Sale: One Step at a Time was started — to bring awareness and hope to this hardly seen issue in communities across Ohio, America, and around the world. We’ve learned that one of the best ways to prevent someone from becoming a victim of human trafficking is educating and giving knowledge to anyone who will listen.
Most importantly, we want every man, woman, and child to know about slavery and how they can help to end the demand. Some of the most important things to understand about human trafficking include, what the signs or indicators that someone shows when they are being trafficked; who the traffickers typically are and what they look for; who are the victims; and how parents can help to protect their children. Our mission is to provide information that will empower you to take action.
Human Trafficking Statistics
“Globally, the human trafficking industry generates $150 billion annually – more than Google, Apple and Nike’s annual sales combined. Locally, Ohio ranks 4th in the nation for human trafficking – with cases increasing by 50% since 2014…”
Together, we can help end slavery
We’ve rounded up the upcoming events and meetings that are happening here in Ohio. We know that the tragedy of trafficking seems daunting and overwhelming, but there is hope. These events and meetings are practical ways that you can get involved and help end slavery, one step at a time.
You can help support the fight
against human trafficking.
Interested in supporting us further but not sure how? We have T-shirts and sweatshirts with powerful messages that you can purchase to show you are NOT FOR SALE. As a non-profit organization, 100% of the proceeds go toward helping us educate students and the community, host and participate in events to spread awareness, and keep our organization strong so we can further our reach! If you would like to shop or give a one-time donation or contribute monthly, please use the links below.
Together, we can abolish slavery everywhere – forever.
We are taking action and joining with community partners and agencies
We work with some amazing organizations in our local community.
Are you looking for more opportunities to get involved? We believe there is strength in numbers and standing together empowers us with the fight to end human trafficking. We stand alongside community partners like, Rahab, Hannah’s House 119, HAVEN at Mercy, Children’s Network of Stark County, and Stark County Juvenile Task Force.
If you need help, there is hope for you. You don’t have to remain trapped. These are some of the most caring and compassionate groups of people that you will ever find and are a great support to help anyone in need.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
If you ever see anything that looks suspicious and you know in your gut something about a situation isn’t right, OR you feel that you are in danger and that you are being trafficked, please call:
or text HELP or INFO to 233733 (BeFree)
If you see something, SAY SOMETHING.
Even if you think it’s insignificant, it could save a LIFE!