Please join us Friday evening, April 29th to help us raise money to continue providing residential transitional care for survivors of human trafficking.
When: Friday, April 29 at 6:30pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn at 3320 S. 9th Street in Salina
Registration and the silent auction will begin at 6:30pm with the Dinner and Program commencing at 7pm.
Individual tickets are $50 or you can host a table of 8 for $400.
Buy your table or tickets here.
If you'd like to sponsor the event, here are some options.
Platinum: $2,500 (name & logo on print materials, special media mention on radio, press release, and social media, a table for 8; cash or in-kind)
Gold: $1,000 (name & logo on print materials, social media mention, and 4 event tickets; cash or in-kind)
Silver: $250 (name on print materials, social media mention and 2 event tickets)
An educational volunteer training will be held on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd. The training is free to all and no registration is required. Just show up ready to learn about human trafficking and what you can do to help join the fight.
The training will be held at Westview Community Church in the worship center.
Speakers and Topics:
HST survivors have opened SO many doors that have given the enemy the opportunity to operate powerfully in their lives! This is the holistic piece missing in many survivor’s healing.
About the Speakers:
How to Recognize Human Trafficking- Be Aware
Recognizing someone who is being trafficked is hard. Why? Because it is happening everywhere, right under your nose. In Kansas, the symbol for a trafficking victim is a cloverleaf. Like cloverleafs, they can be found if one knows what to look for. The first step is to be aware, to look at everyone around you in literally every setting. Because victims are everywhere. Grocery stores, schools, coffee shops, gas stations. They are daughters, moms, sisters, aunts, even grandmas. They are hidden in plain sight.
How to Recognize Victims
Some of the trafficking survivors who have come through Homestead have been obvious ones. Girls who have aged out of foster care. Women who dance in clubs. Women in poverty who are at high risk. Those who have low self esteem, are vulnerable, who have had hard upbringings. Those who experienced sexual abuse and other childhood trauma. These follow the statistics of those who are at risk for trafficking. But many of the women have not fit into traditional or statistical norms for those at risk for trafficking. Many were regular moms, wives, middle class members of society, church attenders, soccer moms. Some started with an addiction that led them to the streets. Some started with an online relationship. Some were trafficked by a boyfriend.
How Human Trafficking Happens
Some women find themselves in human trafficking in less obvious ways and it can happen in all demographics and any neighborhood.
What to do if You Think Someone Might be a Victim of Human Trafficking
If you have information about a trafficking situation, here are some tips from the National Human Trafficking Hotline:
The information you provide will be reviewed by the Trafficking Hotline. All reports are confidential and you may remain anonymous. Interpreters are available via phone call only. Learn more about the Hotline's approach and policies regarding reporting trafficking situations to law enforcement.
Report missing children or child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or through their Cybertipline.
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