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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Human Trafficking

The Catholic Church condemns human trafficking and has developed social service programs to serve and protect its survivors.

In "Migrations: A Sign of the Times,"  the 2006 annual statement on migration, Pope Benedict XVI deplored the "trafficking of human beings—especially women—which flourishes where opportunities to improve their standard of living or even to survive are limited."

The U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops has extensive information on human trafficking and how you can get involved. Click the button below to visit their website for more information.

USCCB Human Trafficking


Help Prevent Human Trafficking

Be part of the solution. Read the following tips to learn how you can help prevent human trafficking:

  • Learn more about the Church’s response to human trafficking
  • Be observant. Identify victims in your community and respond appropriately
  • Use our red flags and screening questions to identify victims and take action
  • Spread the word. Help us distribute posters and other resources in your community
  • For resources or to request technical assistance, training or consultancy services, contact USCCB Anti-Trafficking program staff at (202) 541-3357.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1 (888) 373-7888 or text the hotline's BeFree textline by texting "BeFree"  to 233733.


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USCCB Anti Trafficking Toolkit 2020

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