Pray: Pray for the victims, survivors of Human Trafficking and for their traffickers. Law enforcement, clergy, and mental health professionals also need your prayers for their work in identifying, rescuing, and restoring survivors. Ask your Pastor about conducting prayer walks around truck stops, motels and hotels, restaurants and churches.
Keep Informed: A variety of resources are available. Connect with the organizations listed above and others in Maryland and equip yourself by learning more about Human Trafficking.
Spread the Word: Human Trafficking hides behind silence. Talk to your friends and neighbors and share good information about Human Trafficking on social media and other media sources. Place the National Human Trafficking Hot Line cards and flyers in frequently visited businesses and community centers.
Encourage: Please share this information with your Pastor and those in your community. Ask pastors, youth leaders, school officials, elected officials and local law enforcement to become active and fight against Human Trafficking. Request an info-session at your Parish! We will coordinate with your pastor to bring this awareness out to your community!
Become an advocate: Pope Francis teaches us that policy is the highest form of charity because it seeks the common good. Push for stronger state legislation and advocate for our brothers and sisters who are made victims of Human Trafficking. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network today to engage with your representatives in Maryland and to stay up to date on important Catholic news and policy that protects our most vulnerable.
Make the difference: Reporting suspected trafficking or suspicious behaviors is a safe way to help both victims and law enforcement.