Middle Way House provides services, including emergency shelter, for survivors of human trafficking. You may call for help 24/7 at (812) 336-0846.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING is occurring right here and now in Indiana. It is a problem everywhere. For example, families could be holding servants against their will. Restaurants could be forcing workers to work for free or reduced rates. People could be forced into sex work.
If you suspect someone is being controlled in a manner that deprives them of their freedom that is similar to human trafficking, you could contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free at 1-888-373-7888
The U.S. Department of State estimates over 27 million people across the globe are currently trapped in a form of modern day slavery and the United States has been identified as a significant hub for both labor and sex trafficking. Middle Way House staff can help you if you are in this situation.
Sex Trafficking is when a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception; of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Types of human trafficking include: