“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Human trafficking is a global problem and it happens in all 50 states of the United States. It’s important to know the signs of human trafficking and be aware of those around you. You just might end up saving someone’s life. Keep in mind that not all trafficking victims are sex workers or women. While women and girls do make up a large percentage of trafficking victims, boys and men are also trafficked for forced labor. Here are some things to watch for if you suspect a person might be a victim of human trafficking.

If you believe you have encountered a victim of human trafficking, there is help. When you can discreetly do so without the trafficker overhearing, you can call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or if you need to text, you can text “BeFree” to 233733. You never know when you might encounter a potential victim of human trafficking so please, take a moment right now to program these numbers into your phone so you have them handy if you need them. Your quick action could be the difference that saves someone’s life.