Human Trafficking

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What is human trafficking?

The Federal Government defines human trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person to engage in commercial sex or labor against their will (22 USC § 7102). Human trafficking can be conceptualized through an action, means, and purpose model.

Ask yourself: Do you feel unsafe? Have you ever been forced to do work that you did not want to do? Have you ever felt you had to have sex to get something that you need to survive? Does someone prevent you from doing what you please? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in a trafficking situation – we can help.

(National Human Trafficking Resource Center 2010)

At the Avalon Healing Center, individuals who have experienced or who are experiencing trafficking can receive compassionate, person-centered care. Our services include:
  • Supportive counseling and case management with a team having extensive experience with human trafficking
  • Advocacy services
  • Support groups including art and yoga
  • Specialized referrals
  • Relocation assistance
  • Medical-Forensic Healthcare

To access Avalon Healing Center’s trafficking services, please reach out to Meredith Baughman directly at (313) 618-1647 or [email protected]

If you suspect trafficking, report you tip to the National Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888

If you need assistance or referrals outside of Michigan, call the National Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888

Click below if you think you have been trafficked, or know someone you think may be involved in Human Trafficking… we can help


National Sexual Assault Hotline/Resources
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence - statewide coalition
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Kids Talk
Our community’s Child Advocacy Center - referrals taken from LE, CPS and Avalon; non-acute response for children who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual violence; or have witnessed domestic/sexual violence or homicide