Slavery is often considered a historical problem. That’s why it’s shocking to learn there are more people trapped in modern-day slavery—or human trafficking—today than at any other point in history.
Human trafficking is a crime that involves coercing a person to provide labor or to engage in commercial sex acts. And this crime is happening not only around the world, but also right here in Greater Austin. Studies consistently report that 50-90% of child sex trafficking victims have been involved in the child welfare system (primarily group/institutional homes, aging out, or neglectful foster homes).
Preventing human trafficking requires increased education about the problem, halted demand for the trafficked person, and a willingness to spread the love of Jesus to all those both involved in and impacted by this crime.
If you’re called to be a Difference Maker with the issue of human trafficking, you can explore the opportunities to get involved here.
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What are the Key Concepts of Human Trafficking?
As you explore the issue of human trafficking, let’s look at a few of the ways you can engage:
Partners Against Child Trafficking (PACT)
PACT's Mission is to empower students through peer-to-peer communications to detect, defend and disrupt against predators in their own environment and bring awareness to adults to stop the demand.
Be Lydia takes an Acts 16:14-15 approach using hospitality to create awareness about child sex trafficking.
Sexual Purity & Pornography
Struggling with sexual purity or pornography, visit our Men’s Ministry and launch a Conqueror men’s series.
National Hotline for Human Trafficking
National Hotline for Human Trafficking (888-373-7888)
Street Ministries of Austin
Street Ministries of Austin
Fostering and Adoption
Become a foster/adoption family and / or assist families who do.
Become a Court Appointment Special Advocate
Become a Court Appointment Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer
Become a Purpose Project Guide
Become a Purpose Project Guide (mentor) with Catalyst Collective
Draft a Modern Day Slavery Statement
Assist your company with drafting a Corporate Modern Day Slavery Statement
Bella Goose Foundation
Bella Goose Foundation provides support for vulnerable women, children, and families through vocational training, employment, and community building.
Wipe Every Tear Foundation
Wipe Every Tear Foundation provides support for vulnerable women, children, and families through vocational training, employment, and building community in Thailand. Contact our Global Outreach Ministry to connect.
For teaching and discussion questions around human trafficking, please go to to RightNow Media, and create an account so that you can take advantage of these resources.
Not sure where to serve?
If you still want some help figuring out where you can be a Difference Maker, you can check out our partnerships or you can email us at [email protected] with your specific questions regarding any topic!