You do not need to specialize in human trafficking to support its many victims. By knowing what human trafficking is, looking for indicators in individuals within your sphere of influence, and referring potential victims to appropriate services, you can play an important role in supporting victims in Utah.
Victims of human trafficking are diverse and have unique needs. In 2020, the most commonly requested victim services were:
- Case Management
- Emotional Support
- Medical/Dental Services
- Basic Needs Assistance
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Mental Health Services
Safe housing, health, immigration, food, employment, legal, interpretation services, and many more are available to trafficking victims in Utah. To find local service providers and connect victims to appropriate services:
- Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888; Text “BEFREE” to 233733; or Live Chat at humantraffickinghotline.org.
- Contact the Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Program at the Asian Association of Utah (AAU) at 801-467-6060 or email@example.com . AAU’s TIP program is Utah’s largest and only federally funded program specifically tailored to serve victims of all forms of human trafficking regardless of age, gender, and immigration status. They provide victim-centered case management, wraparound victim assistance, education, and outreach.
- Visit the Resources section for information on additional service providers serving trafficking victims in Utah, to search the general service directory by zip code, and learn ways to get involved in combating human trafficking locally.