Outreach. Case Management. Collaboration.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to lure victims and force them into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. While human trafficking knows no boundaries of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, or education, traffickers typically look for people who are vulnerable for reasons such as psychological or emotional trauma, economic hardship, lack of a social safety net, natural disasters, or political instability. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. Even here in the Triad, human trafficking and victimization follows increasing demand for cheap goods, services, entertainment, and sex.
Who We Serve
World Relief Triad serves survivors as a vulnerable people group whose dignity was stripped away. Our clients are traditionally foreign-born survivors of human trafficking rescued in North Carolina and other locations in the United States. Beginning in 2017, World Relief Triad responded to local community need with funding by the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to expand case management services to U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents.
Combating human trafficking is a long-term fight that begins with addressing each survivor’s safety and basic needs. World Relief Triad AHT helps survivors acquire housing, food, clothing, interpretation, medical and dental services, mental and behavioral health services, legal services, transportation, education, and job development. Meeting these needs is the start of rebuilding each survivor’s capacity for trust and relationships so that, over time, they can rebuild their lives. Yet each survivor’s story is unique, and each client has individual goals and needs based on a variety of factors like language, location, and transportation. The AHT Program supports survivors in gaining control of their own life and confidence in their decision-making skills, so resources are continually being developed to support survivors in their healing process.
World Relief Triad works with a diverse collaborative network including the North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NCCAHT), the Triad Rapid Response Team, the Violence Prevention Network (VPN), the Family Justice Centers in Guilford Co., Crisis Control Ministries’ Emergency Service Providers, Faith Alliance Against Slavery & Trafficking (FAAST), and the End it Movement. With the launch of our Survivor Partnership, connecting Good Neighbor Teams with survivors, World Relief Triad hopes to develop resources and deeper collaboration with case management services.
We believe in equipping our community with resources that can help us put an end to human trafficking. Please feel free to use and share the following resources.