This advocacy group of organizations, government agencies, social leaders, and individuals all work to end human trafficking. They offer educational opportunities, host events and have space for people to volunteer in their efforts.
This national public awareness campaign is designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create general awareness training and materials to increase detection of human trafficking and identify victims.
To report suspected human trafficking to Federal law enforcement: (866) 347-2423
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
Offers stable employment for survivors of human trafficking, as well as men and women impacted by generational poverty, incarceration and former drug abuse. CleanTurn provides affordable and professional home cleaning services, construction services, and commercial cleaning services.
1059 Cable Avenue, Suite A, Columbus, Ohio 43222
Serves survivors of human trafficking so they can build a new life of freedom and self-sufficiency. They help by giving practical job skills and developing a strong work ethic through their organization and community partnerships. You can also visit the website for menus and site locations.
A faith-based non-profit organization that cares for sexually exploited children under age 18 by providing services, such as long-term shelter, education and mentoring. They also offer prevention education, intervention training and awareness to the community.
PO Box 82102, Columbus, Ohio 43202
HEAL stands for Health, Education, Advocacy, and Linkage. HEAL is an integrated network of survivors and multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective. On their website they list free assessment tools, protocol toolkits, webinars, patient resources, publications and reports and more. Visit the website for contact information.
This national, toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country every day of the year. Call to report a tip, connect with local anti-trafficking services or find more resources and information.
24-Hour Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or 711 TTY or text “INFO” or “HELP” to 233733
A program of services and benefits created to help refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and foreign-born victims of human trafficking. Coordinates federal funding for health screenings, services for older refugees, programs for school-age refugees and employment programs for adults. Refugees may be eligible for cash assistance, medical assistance and social services. Applications for benefits need to be made through a local county department of job and family services.
Physical Address: 4200 East Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43218
Mailing Address: PO Box 183204, Columbus, Ohio 43218
JFS County Agency Directory: jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.stm
The website provides helpful information and resources and a directory of the various anti-human trafficking coalitions throughout Ohio. The Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition services provided include law enforcement, case management, housing assistance, economic assistance, legal assistance, referrals, counseling, addiction recovery, workforce development training, employment for survivors and more.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to 233733
An anti-trafficking outreach and rescue organization for adult women victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Through weekly outreach, they offer hope and encouragement to women on the streets. Programs at their drop-in center include a community garden and lessons based on strength, identity, goal setting, and real love, as well as toiletries, a shared meal, and connection to resources.
PO Box 1112, Westerville, Ohio 43086
Provides resources and information on human trafficking. They also do advocacy work and help victims of human trafficking. Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.
General Information: (202) 790-6300
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “BeFree” (233733)
Provides hygiene bags, meals, and basic clothing needs to women in the Sullivant Avenue and Linden areas who are caught in addiction, homelessness, and human trafficking. They also provide education and prevention presentations. Visit the website for contact information.
PO Box 23402, Columbus, Ohio 43222
Helps victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, sexual battery or members of the household of a victim of one of the previously listed offenses by shielding their personal information from public record and providing them with a safe and secure way to participate in voting. Program participants are assigned a substitute address designated by the Secretary of State’s Office to serve as their address.
PO Box 16395, Columbus, Ohio 43216
Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers various services for Central Ohio families throughout the year. Their services include: an in-residence rehabilitation program, after school learning centers for youth to get tutoring and homework help, Christmas assistance and food meal boxes; housing and rent assistance, utility assistance, help trafficking survivors and veteran support services. Visit the website for their Family Thrift Store locations in Central Ohio and for more information on each program.
Link to Family Thrift Store list: easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/thrift-stores
A non-profit organization that teaches job skills and offer educational support to survivors of human trafficking. They also provide education classes that help increase student’s understanding of human trafficking and how to serve survivors, and serve partner anti-human trafficking organizations in the Central Ohio community.
345 East Second Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Offers full scholarships to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation to have their physical scars, markings and brandings covered or removed. Visit the website for contact information.
PO Box 44001, Columbus, Ohio 43204
A national network providing support, resources, housing, protection to victims of human trafficking, street prostitution, homeless and vulnerable youth. SWITCH advocates and works towards awareness, enforcement, community connections and prevention programs.
178 West Schrock Road, Suite B, Westerville, Ohio 43081