Human Trafficking Help and Resources

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“I Need Help”

If you need help and you don't know what to do, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 Available 24 hours a day

Help Someone Else

If you know or suspect that someone is being exploited, report it to CyberTipline


If you or someone else needs emergency assistance, call Emergency Services at 911

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Over the last 31 years, our national toll-free hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), has handled more than 4 million calls. With help from corporate partners, we have circulated billions of photos of missing children, and our employees have assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 208,000 missing children.

Phone: 1-800-843-5678 24 hours


The CyberTipline® receives leads and tips regarding suspected crimes of sexual exploitation committed against children. More than 4.3 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been made to the CyberTipline between 1998 and April 2015. If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipline.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-800-843-5678 24 hours

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.

Phone: 1-888-373-7888

Children of the Night

The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the United States, and the Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue these children 24 hours a day. We provide free taxi/airline transportation nationwide for America’s child prostitutes who wish to escape prostitution and live in our home.

Phone: 1.800.551.1300

Recognizing the Signs of Human Trafficking

The National Human Trafficking Hotline maintains a list of potential red flags and indicators of human trafficking to help you recognize some of the signs of human trafficking.

Common Work and Living Conditions

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work
  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

Lack of Control

  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

This is only a partial list, please visit for more information. If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or someone who is, please contact one of the organizations listed on this page.

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