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)
- 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