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If you are in an emergency situation, please do not wait.  

Call 911

Human Trafficking Numbers

To report online enticement/grooming:

Call NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) 

or Call your local state FBI #

For all other trafficking incidents

Call your local state FBI #

Call your local non-emergency #

Call - 1-800-225-5324

Text - "Befree" (233733)

4 Steps of Trafficking

  1. Trolling:  Search for victims online or in-person.

  2. Grooming:  Building trust and manipulating with false love.

  3. Courting:  Establishing an official relationship.

  4. Seasoning:  Process of breaking you down through physical, mental, and emotional means. 

Are you concerned you are in a trafficking or exploitation situation?

1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324)

The FBI is a federal investigative and intelligence agency with jurisdiction in a wide range of federal crimes including human trafficking.

Submit a tip online: https://tips.fbi.gov/

St. Louis - 314-589-2500

Kansas City - 816-512-8200

24/7 Rescue Hotline (1-833-599-3733)

Rescue America exists to rescue, revive and empower the sexually exploited through a 24/7 Rescue hotline and emergency response.

https://rescueamerica.ngo/

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) (

NCMEC is the nation's largest and most influential child protection organization. They lead the fight to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe. 

Is your explicit content out there? Click here to report them directly to the companies

NCMEC - Take it Down Program - Click here to learn how to get your content removed

Sextortion: What Parents Should Know - Click here to download PDF Guide

Child Advocacy Center 

Child Advocacy Center's mission is to respond to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce the trauma to children and their families.

General - https://childadvocacycenter.org | 417-831-2327

Wentzville - https://www.cacnemo.org | 636-332-0899

MO Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE)

CATE is a united community movement to prevent and respond to trafficking and exploitation.

https://mocate.org/resources/ | 314-441-4100

Youth in Need (Crisis Hotlines)

A united community movement to prevent and respond to trafficking and exploitation. 

https://www.YouthInNeed.org | 314-819-8802

For local support, please call:

St. Louis City - 314-485-4635

St. Louis County 314-628-2929

St. Charles County - 636-642-0642

Ending the Game (ETG)

Ending The Game© (ETG) is the nation’s leading “coercion resiliency” curriculum in the field of human trafficking. This psychoeducational curriculum empowers survivors by providing a framework to understand and uproot harmful psychological coercion (a.k.a. “The Game”) that many victims have been subjected to during or before their exploitation experience.

https://www.endingthegame.com/

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

YWCA is creating a safer world by offering emergency, transitional, and long-term housing as well as crisis hotlines, medical and legal advocacy, and so much more. If you are a survivor of exploitation please visit www.ywca.org/what-we-do/health-safety.

Tigerlili Resources

Please email for direction if you are concerned you are in the trafficking cycle and want help. 

http://www.tigerliliresources.org/ | tigerliliresources@proton.me

Truckers & Trafficking

The Lanier Law Firm has put together a guide about the connection between the trucking industry and human trafficking. We have included information about why human trafficking is prevalent in trucking, how people are victimized, and the signs all of us can look out for.

lanierlawfirm.com/trucking-and-human-trafficking/

Restoration Homes 

Restoration House - Kansas City

Long term home for human trafficking survivors.

https://www.restorationhousekc.org

Mercy Multiplied

Mercy Multiplied exists to provide opportunities for all to experience God's unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power.​

https://mercymultiplied.com/

The Covering House

The Covering House provide therapeutic recovery services to survivors of child sex trafficking.

https://www.thecoveringhouse.org/

Tools for Internet Protection

Protect Young Eyes

Are you curious about the apps that your children are using on their devices? Protect Young Eyes will help provide quick and easy information regarding the safety and/or concerns.

https://www.protectyoungeyes.com

Thorn

Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. 

https://www.thorn.org/child-sexual-exploitation-and-technology/

Covenant Eyes

Covenant Eyes Is Designed To Help You & Your Loved Ones Live Free From Pornography.

https://www.covenanteyes.com/

Gabb

Gabb devices offer the world's safest smartphone and smart watches for kids and teens. All Gabb devices are free from web browsers, and open source app stores. Gabb was built to provide a safe tech environment for a younger audience. www.gabb.com

Counseling Services + Support for Survivors

Compass Health Network

We assist families or individuals with learning techniques to help them manage their own illnesses and focus on ways to prevent the onset of illnesses. We help behavioral health, substance abuse disorder, pediatric and family medicine, and dental care.

844-853-8937

Family Forward

We assist families and children with trauma assessment and psychological evaluation, therapy, coaching and education, foster care and adoption, and therapeutic preschool.

636-940-1119

Family Life Counseling

We offer a wide variety of counseling services including individual and couples counseling, family counseling as well as psychological evaluations. 

636-300-9333

NAMI

NAMI provides education, advocacy and support essential to recovery. We also provide resilience and wellbeing of all who have mental health needs for their families, care givers, and the community.

636-940-7440

 

River Birch Counseling

We offer marriage and family counseling, general counseling, family and child counseling, and individual counseling services.

636-498-0700

Rising Phoenix Counseling

We provide various mental health services for individuals, groups, and  couples. We also provide family therapy and community presentations surrounding various areas of interest. We work with many different challenges including trauma, grief, LGBTQ, domestic violence, self-injury, sexual assault, physical assault, suicidal thoughts, divorce, self-discovery, anger management, transgender transitions, anxiety, eating disorders, adjustment challenges and others.

636-622-0345

National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance

The National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance is a network of service providers committed to enhancing services and increasing access to care for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

https://shelteredalliance.org/

Turning Point

Our mission is to assist survivors and their children in learning to overcome the cycle of physical, sexual, mental, and emotional abuse. We do this by providing a 24/7 hotlineemergency sheltercourt & general advocacy, safety planningeconomic empowermentcounselingsubstance abuse advocacy, and resource education.

https://turningpointdvs.com/

Has someone threatened to distribute your private pictures online if you don't provide money or favors? This is SEXTORTION and here's what to do:

1. Know this is not your fault and you are not alone.
2. Take control and stop responding immediately. Get help instead of paying money or otherwise complying with the blackmailer.
3. Talk with someone you trust. Text "THORN" to 741741 to confidentially speak with a trained counselor.
4. Save everything. Block the blackmailer, but do not delete your profile or messages.
5. Report sextortion to the platform where it happened.
6. Report sextortion to NCMEC's Cybertipline at report.cybertip.org
7. Change all of your passwords.
8. Remember that it will be okay, and there is hope to get to the other side. You are not alone. 

 

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