Human Trafficking is REAL and it is happening right here in Hampton Roads, Hidden in Plain Sight. Samaritan House is working with local law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General’s office to fight sex trafficking, labor trafficking and domestic servitude.
If you are in immediate danger and fear for your safety, dial 911.
If you are in a safe location, call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 757-430-2120.
Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. This includes sex trafficking, forced labor and domestic servitude.
We believe people are not for sale, and trafficking individuals is one of the most heinous crimes that exists. In January of 2017, Attorney General Mark R. Herring, Samaritan House, local law enforcement, commonwealth’s attorneys and ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teamed up to create the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force. Samaritan House is the leading resource for housing and services for victims of trafficking in our region.
Samaritan House provides an effective, trauma informed response to victims of trafficking by providing emergency housing and supportive services to these individuals. Through training, outreach and awareness campaigns, the Task Force is improving the prevention of human trafficking in Hampton Roads and Virginia.
Knowledge is POWER
Want to learn more about human trafficking in Hampton Roads and find out how you can get more involved? Our Community Outreach Coordinator would love to come speak with your business, networking group, church, synagogue or class to provide education and prevention information. Please contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and schedule your presentation
Human Trafficking Statistics
- The average age a teen enters sex trafficking in the United States is 12-14.
- Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
- Virginia ranked 15th in the United States for the most reported cases of human trafficking in 2016.
Learn more about our anti-human trafficking efforts and how to get involved for January’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month HERE.