Who is fighting to end human trafficking locally?

Abolitionist Network's Resources

Community Research: 

Massachusetts Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Connecting and Equipping MA to Prevent, Identify and End Human Trafficking! We are teachers, business leaders, NGO staff, nurses, athletes, students, artists, musicians, lawyers, chefs, accountants, web designers, activists, neighbors, mothers, fathers, kids, friends... we are residents of Massachusetts and we stand together to end human trafficking! 

Amirah

Amirah (\a-meer-ah\) is a non-profit organization located in the Boston area dedicated to providing effective, whole person aftercare for survivors of commercial exploitation.

We do this by mobilizing the greater community to create safe spaces that provide opportunities for healing, restoration and re-integration.  We use individualized approaches to address the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and vocational needs of each survivor in our care. Our care allows for survivors to engage with their community in a mutually meaningful manner.

Route One Ministry

The vision of Route One is to minister to women exploited by the sex industry on the North Shore and the greater Boston area. Through building relationships with the women, we hope to be the light of Christ and provide for physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Providing for their physical and emotional needs might include helping them leave the sex industry and securing employment. Further our goal is that they have the tools to establish a healthy lifestyle, redeem broken relationships and have a fuller view of who they are as women created in the image of God. 

DEMAND Abolition

This site focuses on the demand side of human trafficking and how to stop this cycle. The site includes important and helpful information on why this approach could be the answer to this major problem. The site includes articles, contacts, and ways to get involved in your community. “Demand Abolition supports the movement to end modern-day slavery by combating the demand for illegal commercial sex in the US. Conducting and disseminating research, educating policymakers, consulting with criminal justice professionals, and convening key stakeholders, Demand Abolition is catalyzing social change that reflects the dignity of all people.”

MA Interfaith Worker Justice

We are the Massachusetts affiliate of Interfaith Worker Justice, a network of people of faith that calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially low-wage workers.

MataHari: Eye of the Day

This site will connect you with many different social issues that are faced on a daily basis such as “internalized and institutional racism, heterosexism, classism, xenophobia, partner and sexual violence and exploitation as it occurs within our communities of color, immigrant communities and within our social justice organizations”. They are seeking justice for the many people who are abused in our community today.

The Song Project

The SONG Project introduces Songwriting to women and girls who have been marginalized by poverty, homelessness, violence, or trauma, as a tool for empowering them to tell their stories of oppression, resilience and hope in a creative and transformative way.

MA coalition for Domestic Workers

Boston Faith and Justice Network

We believe you need to “Live gratefully, change our community, and Advocate” for the cause.

Not For Sale MA facebook page

Not For Sale Worcester

Carr Center for Human Rights: program on Human Trafficking 

Not on Our Watch, Roxbbury Coalition 

MA Department of Public Health task force

My Life My Choice

The Salvation Army

MIRA

“The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. We serve the commonwealth’s one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and strategic communications.” Their work encompasses policy and advocacy analysis, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and communications.

All Hands In

We are committed to making a difference in our community by providing educational awareness and events on the issue of human trafficking in addition to seeking opportunities to assist survivors of Human Trafficking.

Love 146 - Boston

Aftercare/ Safehousing

Amirah

St Bakhita House

RIA house

Eva Center

The SEEN Coalition

My Life My Choice

Roxbury Youth Network - GIFT program

Germaine Lawrence

Home For Little Wonderers

Bridge over Troubled Waters

Place of Promise

Hagar Sisters

Fenix House

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Mass General Human Rights

Prevention/ Intervention

MA Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (BPD)

FBI

Homeland Security Blue Campaign

Family Justice Center

Route One Ministries

Interchange, Boston

Starlight Ministries

MataHari: Eye of the Day

Interfaith Worker Justice

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Bridging the Gap (Salvation Army)

StreetSafe

The High Risk Youth Network

Churches in the movement

South End Neighborhood Church

CCFC, The Harbor, and The River (Unbound.org) 

Highrock Quincy

The River South

Park Street Church

Immanuel Community Church

Church of the Advent

Reunion Church

Genesis Church

Church of the Cross

The Vineyard

(there are many more- soon to be added!)

Books

Not For Sale - David Batstone

A Crime So Monstrous - Ben Skinner

Girls Like Us - Rachel Lloyd 

The Slave Next Door - Kevin Bales

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery - Siddharth Kara

The Just Church - Jim Martin 

Documentaries 

Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth

Playground

Very Young Girls

Call and Response

Fields of Mudan

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

Websites

In My Backyard

Massachusetts Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Resources for Resting and Taking Sabbath

Locations for retreat:

St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer MA, 

Agape Community, Ware MA 

"Cottage in the Woods", Maine 

The Katahdin Inn, Maine

The Emery Guest House at SSJE, near Haverhill, MA

Books:

Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation, by Richard Rohr

Educational Resources 

For Schools

CAASE Chicago toolkits

The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) provides comprehensive toolkits for teachers, writers, churches, students, doctors, etc who want to spread the word about human trafficking in their spheres. 

Learn2Impact social justice curriculum

Learn2Impact offers a free high school curriculum focused on social justice. The curriculum is planned out according to a semester long class schedule and includes units on human trafficking and fair labor.

IJM Social Justice Curriculum for High School Students

International Justice Mission has created a complete curriculum for high school students dealing with social justice--particularly modern day slavery. Includes lesson plans, handouts, and homework assignments.

Human Trafficking 101 for School Administrators and Staff

Human Trafficking 101

Factsheets from the Blue Campaign with useful resources for trafficking awareness for schools.

Human Trafficking Toolkit for High School Students and Educators

A collection of educational resources about human trafficking to be used in a high school setting.

For Churches

ENGAGE TOGETHER Church Toolkit

ENGAGE TOGETHER is an initiative of the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice.

For Health Care Services

Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment, and Response in the Health Care Setting

Safe Church Resources

GuideOne Safe Church Resource

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Safe Church Training