help for victims of human trafficking
There is hope for those who have been victimized by human trafficking. We partner with local organizations in Ohio who can help.
Are you a victim of human trafficking or know someone who needs help? Below you’ll find a list of local organizations you can contact to get help.
RAHAB Ministries is 501©3 non-profit organization that provides safe housing and rehabilitative programs for victims of human trafficking, as well as mentoring, drop-in centers, education and training. They outreach into the community by visiting strip clubs and delivering gifts bags and home cooked meals, as well as connecting with incarcerated women by visiting jails, writing letters and hosting Bible studies.
Hannah’s House 119
Hannah’s House 119 offers several different programming options to meet the needs of each individual youth. “We believe that prevention is key and provide programming that educates our youth about the risks and signs of sexual exploitation. We provide life skill training to give our youth the tools needed to be successful in life and build upon the 40 Developmental Assets. Hannah’s House believes that ‘every’ child is just one decision away from becoming a statistic. We also believe that ONE caring adult can be the KEY to their success.” They are currently in the process of opening a housing facility for young, at-risk moms and their children.
Children’s Network of Stark County
The Children’s Network of Stark County Child Advocacy Center “is a community partnership of caring professionals working together in one location. We help children and their families cope with: Exposure to violence, Sexual abuse, Severe physical abuse, and Human trafficking. We offer comprehensive, coordinated, investigative and professional services. Treatment and aftercare services are also available to children and their non-offending family members.”
Mercy’s HAVEN Program
330-489-1000, ext. 2170
“Mercy’s HAVEN (Healing After Violent Encounters Network) Program provides immediate specialized nursing care, support, and options to victims of assault, age 14 and older. Victims under the age of 14 are referred to The Children’s Network of Stark County Child Advocacy Center or Akron Children’s Hospital. HAVEN staff also raise awareness by providing community and professional education and outreach.”
Aultman’s Serenity Program
Aultman’s Serenity Program serves sexual assault, domestic violence assault, and drug facilitated assault victims. They also provide safety, nursing care with training in assault forensics and courtroom testimony, follow-up programs, and resources.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
330-433-6075 // Crisis Hotline: 330-452-6000
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A), is a not-for-profit, full service, trauma-informed mental health organization specializing in the emotional and behavioral needs of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. They have several offices located in Stark County.
PATHS (Partners Against Trafficking of Humans Stark) educates and advocates for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking by offering services on behalf of the victims of human trafficking. They are part of a large network of coalitions in Northeast Ohio.
Stark County Juvenile Human Trafficking Task Force
The Task Force is a network of local agencies who collaborate to provide mental, medical, social, educational, and legal services to juveniles who are victims and survivors of human trafficking.
Stark County Sheriff’s Office
Resources to learn more about human trafficking
If you want to learn more about human trafficking, we have gathered are some great organizations with information we feel is trustworthy and reliable.
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!