“When people tell me that women choose this life, I can’t help but laugh. Do they know how many women like me have tried to escape, but have been beaten black and blue when they are caught? To the men who buy us, we are like meat. To everybody else in society, we simply do not exist.”
Human trafficking is the exploitation of people for labor or commercial sex. Denver is a major hub for trafficking and it is getting worse. On average, 355 unaccompanied minors experience homelessness every night and 1 in 3 runaway teens are recruited within 48 hours of leaving home. 70% of homeless youth engage in prostitution simply to meet their daily needs. There is a severe shortage of victim services and online classifieds are making it easier to break the law.
A Systemic Approach to an Age Old Problem
The campaign is a grass roots effort to give women trapped into slavery not just a way out, but to become healthy, self-sufficient, community members. We’re partnering with multiple stakeholders: law enforcement, addiction service providers, human services agencies, and individuals from all walks of life to create an army of advocates.
To systemically address this issue, more beds are necessary, a crisis shelter and intake facility are a needed critical first step for victims, and community-supported transitional housing is necessary for sustainability. There is so much work to do, but with your help we can and will succeed.
Are You Our Next Activist? – Join Us in the Fight!
Everyone deserves a second chance. Here’s your chance to give it!
You too can be a leader at the forefront of ending modern day slavery by contributing $500 or more. You will be given recognition on the Activists page of our website with a custom photo, your reason for taking a stance, and brief bio. Our activists are dedicated to ending the victimization of trafficked people, here in our Denver Metro community, as well as, everywhere.