For more than two centuries, The Salvation Army has stood firmly behind women and children subjected to organized commercial sexual exploitation. In the 1800s, we pioneered an undercover sex trafficking investigation, which directly shaped the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885. By 1900, The Salvation Army had created over 100 “rescue homes” throughout London to help those fleeing prostitution. Over a century later, we remain fully committed to abolishing the sex trade from every corner of the world.
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 40.3 million people around the world.
And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby.
From the girl forced into prostitution in a hotel room, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.
Across the United States of America, the Salvation Army fights against human trafficking through
- Awareness & Training
- Prevention & Outreach
- Survivor Services & Recovery
- Partnerships & Advocacy.