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Human Trafficking

Alianza 614 (Alliance 614)

This advocacy group seeks to integrate the Latino/Hispanic community in the City of Columbus. They offer a monthly produce pantry, place referrals to community organizations for migrants, and host regular community events. Their focus includes cultural awareness and inclusivity, ending human trafficking, anti-bullying, and promoting recycling.
215 South Harris Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 500-2123

Blue Campaign

This national public awareness campaign is designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners on indicators of human trafficking and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase detection of human trafficking and identify victims. Their website has helpful information on indicators of human trafficking and gender based violence, myths and misconceptions, how to report suspected human trafficking, and toolkits on how to respond for industry professionals in Schools, Churches, Hospitality, Law Enforcement, Retail, and Transportation.
Report Suspected Human Trafficking to Federal law enforcement: (866) 347-2423
Get Help from the National Human Trafficking Helpline: (888) 373-7888
Industry Professional Toolkits:

Central Ohio Reach and Restore Coalition

Provides a collaborative community response to human trafficking in central Ohio through education, services for survivors, advocacy, and prosecution. They hold monthly meetings that are open to the public. They also provide free workshops and trainings on human trafficking.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888
(614) 437-2149

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

A faith-based organization that offers free programs for youth, including:

  • City Life: Offers free group meetings, mentoring relationships, free childcare and other support for teen moms, job and life skills training and financial literacy for teens in Reynoldsburg and Franklinton.
  • Equip Skills Center: Teaches teens how to perform automobile maintenance and repairs. Donated cars are repaired under the supervision of a certified mechanic.
    (614) 237-7300
  • Point Break: A day-long anti-bullying seminars for area high schools. This evidence-based program helps teens develop compassion for each other.
  • Juvenile Justice Ministries: Offers spiritual counseling sessions and small interactive chapel services for incarcerated youth at multiple juvenile detention centers. Connects teens who have been released with mentors and peer groups.
  • Deaf Teen Quest: Fellowship groups for teens who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Gracehaven: Services for trafficked and exploited youth include a therapeutic group home, case management, and mentoring.
  • Parent Life: Connects expectant and parenting teens with adult volunteers and community partners for help with parenting skills, childcare, transportation, mentoring, and more.

PO Box 14804, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 848-4870


CleanTurn provides affordable and professional home cleaning services, construction services, and commercial cleaning services. They are a  Fair Chance, “second chance” employer, and offer stable employment for individuals who have experienced incarceration, addiction, homelessness, or human trafficking. Their employment program includes career advancement training, coaching and interactive classes to reach personal and professional goals, comprehensive benefits package, and on-site counseling. Go to their website to request a quote for services or complete their online job application.
1059 Cable Avenue, Suite A, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 447-0528

Freedom a la Cart

Café and catering kitchen providing empowering survivors of sex trafficking in Central Ohio. Anyone can go online to view their Café Menu, place a Catering order, or purchase a gift card. Their programs include a 2 -year comprehensive workforce development program, CATCH Court Support for victims involved in the justice system, and affordable housing. The Butterfly Program is a peer-to-peer program for women healing from trauma and substance use disorder to work towards a GED or high school diploma, participate in counseling, receive assistance with paperwork, get record expungement, and other supports. They also offer community events, speaking engagements, and volunteer opportunities.
123 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 92-3252

HEAL Trafficking

HEAL stands for Health, Education, Advocacy, and Linkage. HEAL is a network of survivors and multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective. Their website has trauma-informed protocols for healthcare providers, research articles, online forums for researchers and healthcare workers, training and advocacy opportunities, and more. Visit the website for contact information.

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) 211 Central Ohio

Faith-based organization providing a wide range of services across Ohio. Services include Faith Mission homeless shelter, food, health care, affordable senior living and domestic violence help. Visit the website for detailed program information and to find an office near you. The United Way/LSS 211 Information and Referral network can connect you to other social services across Franklin County.

MY Project USA

A faith-based organization working to protect and empower youth and families in underprivileged neighborhoods. They offer a food pantry, parent education, and community events. Their website has educational resources for parents on internet safety, abuse, and more. Youth programming includes a reading program for grades 1-9, youth soccer league, and free counseling and mentoring. The MY Helpline is a referral service for survivors and victims of gangs, trafficking, drugs, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and violence in Central Ohio.
3275 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 905-0977
MY Helpline: (614) 971-9375

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

The nation’s largest child protection organization with many programs and resources for exploited and vulnerable children and families:

  • Missing Children: Find resources on what to do if your child goes missing, and a searchable database of AMBER Alerts and missing child posters to help locate your child. NCMEC can assist with reunification, and families may qualify for transportation at low or no cost to them once their children are recovered. Call the 24/7 Tipline for help.
    (800) 843-5678
    What to Do If Your Child Is Missing:
    Search for Missing Children:
  • CyberTipline: A centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. Anyone can call or go online 24/7 to report a missing child, child enticement, pornography, sexual abuse, trafficking, or misleading internet content.
    (800) 843-5678
  • Take It Down: A service that can help remove online nude or explicit photos from the internet that were taken before the age of 18.
  • Team HOPE: Matches individuals and families who have experienced sexual exploitation with trained, lived-experience peer volunteers to provide compassionate support.
    (866) 305-4673
  • Family Advocacy Outreach Network: Can help families find resources like specialized mental health therapists and attorneys.
    (877) 446-2632
  • Education: The website has important information and printable educational materials on topics like recovering from abuse, support for siblings and family members, Autism and wandering, family abduction, sextortion, and more. NCMEC provides professional safety trainings, such as Code ADAM. NetSmartz is a website for middle and high schoolers with fun resources, videos, and games on healthy relationships and internet safety.

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National Human Trafficking Hotline

This 24/7 national, toll-free hotline provides confidential support for victims of human trafficking every day of the year. Call to get help, report a tip, or get connected to more resources and information. The hotline is available by phone call, text, TTY, or online chat. The website also has great information on recognizing human trafficking, safety planning, and a National Human Trafficking Referral Directory to find services near you.
Call the 24/7 Hotline: (888) 373-7888
Text “BEFREE” or “HELP” to 233733
TTY: 711

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) Ohio Refugee Services Program

Program of services and benefits created to help those legally defined as refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, foreign-born victims of human trafficking, or secondary migrants. Services include health screenings, cash assistance, employability services, school integration services, and support services for refugees age 60+. Applications for benefits can be made through a local county department of job and family services, call or use the website to find a location near you.
(614) 466-4815
About Refugee Services:
Application Portal:

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

The Governor’s Human Trafficking Task Force works to investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes and support victims. Go online to find human trafficking resources and a directory of anti-human trafficking coalitions in Ohio. Professionals can find information on grants funding, training opportunities, community outreach materials, and more.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “BEFREE” or “HELP” to 233733
Human Trafficking Task Force:
Ohio Department of Health Human Trafficking Resources:

Ohio Human Trafficking Victim Services Directory

Run by the Ohio State Attorney General’s Office, this website is a searchable database of agencies and programs offering services to survivors of human trafficking. Search by county or by category, including residential programs, substance use treatment, drop-in centers, peer support, housing, trauma therapy, emergency response lines and more.

Out of Darkness

A faith-based, anti-human trafficking outreach organization serving adult women victims of sexual exploitation. Programs include free meals and clothing at their drop-in center, Jail Pen Pal and mentorship program for incarcerated women, weekly street outreach, and volunteer training. Anyone can call their 24/7 Rescue Hotline for help or to request transportation to their Safe Home. The Safe Home is a crisis stabilization residential program that includes medical and psychiatric treatment, group therapy, safe home programming, case management, and Bible study. Call the organization for Drop-In Center Hours.
24/7 Rescue Hotline: (614) 957-7510
Office/General Inquiries: (614) 636-1521
Drop-In Center: 477 East Morrill Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
Mailing Address: PO Box 1112, Westerville, Ohio 43086

Polaris Project

National, survivor-centered movement to end human trafficking. They operate the National Human Trafficking Hotline, which provides immediate support across the United States 24/7. The Resilience Fund offers direct cash assistance as available, to survivors selected through their application process (currently closed until June 2024). Their website has important information on recognizing and ending human trafficking and modern day slavery; myths, facts, and statistics; and advocacy opportunities.
General Information: (202) 790-6300
National Human Trafficking Hotline: Call (888) 373-7888 or Text “BEFREE” to 233733

Reaching for the Shining Starz

Survivor-created organization helping women caught in human trafficking, addiction, and homelessness. Each Sunday, their volunteers provide hygiene bags, meals, and clothing to women on Sullivant Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Go online to contact the organization, donate money or supplies, or sign up to volunteer.
PO Box 23402, Columbus, Ohio 43222

Safe at Home

An address confidentiality program for survivors of crime in Ohio. Protects victims of domestic violence, sexual battery, human trafficking, rape, or menacing by stalking, by keeping their personal information private. Participants are assigned a substitute address to serve as their address in virtually all state and local public records, and receive confidential voter registration forms. To join the program, survivors must apply through a certified Application Assistant who works or volunteers at an approved agency or organization. Go online to find a list of Application Assistants in your county.
(614) 995-2255
PO Box 16395, Columbus, Ohio 43216
Find An Application Assistant:
Program Information:

Salvation Army

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers various faith-based services for Central Ohio families. Housing Services include finding housing, financial assistance, and case management. They also offer programs for youth after-school programming and tutoring, food assistance, emergency utility assistance, support for human trafficking survivors, and addiction recovery. Their thrift stores offer items at bargain prices to fund programs. You can find thrift store, church locations, and program details on their website.

  • Administrative Office
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-6811 or (800) 725-2769
  • Housing Service Locations
    Franklin County: 966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Delaware & Union Counties: 3769 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    Morrow County: 644 West Marion Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
    Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
  • Youth Learning Centers
    Linden: 3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    Hilltop: 2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 437-2159
  • Food Pantries: Call to schedule an appointment
    Franklin County: (614) 341-2282
    Delaware County: (740) 369-5301
    Union County: (740) 363-9487
    Senior Food Boxes: (614) 437-2134
  • Human Trafficking Services:
    24/7 Hotline: (888) 373-7888
    (614) 358-2614
  • Addiction Rehabilitation Center: Serves men struggling with addiction
    (614) 221-4269
  • Emergency Utility Assistance:
    Use the link to find a caseworker in your zip code for assistance.

Sanctuary Night

Drop-in center on the West side of Columbus for womxn at risk for sexual exploitation who need a place to rest, eat, connect, and get desired resources. Certified Peer Support Specialists and Clinical Case Managers connect women to requested services and provide relational support. It has a large kitchen for women to make and eat meals together, two showers, a washer/dryer, a clothing & hygiene closet, a healthcare clinic, and a hospitality room where guests can hang out and rest. They also provide harm-reduction tools, such as Narcan and condoms, as well as case management and peer support services.
(614) 349-1154
1195 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223

She Has A Name

Non-profit fighting human trafficking in Central Ohio. They are a leader of anti-human trafficking education and offer regular community trainings on Anti-Human Trafficking, Human Trafficking 101, and Trauma Responsive Care. They also provide support groups, a financial award, and an academic scholarship for survivors. Go online for program dates and details.
605 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 636-0421

Survivor’s Ink

Provides scholarships to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation to have physical scars, tattoos, or markings covered by volunteer tattoo artists.
PO Box 905 , Jackson, Ohio, 45640

US Together

Mutual assistance agency serving refugees and immigrants in Ohio. Services include ESL classes, interpreter services, intensive case management, comprehensive care for victims of crime or gender violence, citizenship tutoring, healthcare access, and more.

  • Columbus: 1415 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 437-9941
  • Cleveland: 2800 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    (216) 456-9630
  • Toledo: 3450 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43606
    (419) 469-2529

We Amplify Voices (WAV)

Provides healing, creative workshops for school-aged youth, teens and adults in recovery, women in prison, and survivors of human trafficking in Central Ohio. Their workshops bring people together with artists to turn their experiences and emotions into visual or musical art to share with the community.  Their youth program, We The Change, is offered at 6 middle schools as an after-school and summer program. They also host free art workshops for all ages at their West Side Studio every other week. Go online to register for workshops, volunteer as an artist, or to stream their music.
1327 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 525-0369

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