Project FIGHT - What we do
Awareness & Education
The Salvation Army is available to provide Human Trafficking 101 training for groups interested in increasing community members’ awareness. This training includes an overview of human trafficking, how to identify victims of human trafficking, examples of what human trafficking can look like in your community, who to contact for support, and what community members can do to stop human trafficking. We also offer specific trainings on a variety of topics regarding human trafficking for more advanced groups. Please inquire for additional information on advanced group topics.
Since human trafficking is hidden in plain sight, the anti-human trafficking team is actively engaged in locating areas where human trafficking may be occurring. The anti-human trafficking team is engaging with community members, services providers, and other professionals who may know where human trafficking is occurring in their neighborhood.
Salvation Army has two anti-human trafficking case managers managers who work directly with victims of human trafficking. The case managers provide a client-centered and trauma informed approach to coordinate the vast array of services a client may need. Some of the services provided include:
- Addressing legal needs
- Immigration needs
- Connecting with social services and public benefits
- Safety planning
- Food, housing, clothing
- Dental and Medical care
- Mental Health care
- Orientation to local area, culture, and laws
- Schooling and Life Skills
The anti-trafficking teams involved with several anti-human trafficking task forces and working groups in North Carolina. We are also a member of the state coalition. If you are interested in partnering us, please contact us for more information.
Injury Prevention Program
The Salvation Army of Wake County has been awarded an Injury Prevention Grant from the John Rex Endowment to determine Wake County’s vulnerability to the trafficking of children for sex or labor (21 years and younger) and develop a plan of action to prevent it. Project FIGHT’s Injury Prevention Coordinator and the project consultant have been meeting with a variety of community partners including: child advocacy groups, law enforcement, schools, services providers, as well as county and state-level officials. Many agencies, programs, and services in Wake County address aspects of this problem and by taking a closer look at the issue with community partners, we presented a strategic plan in January 2013 with innovative tactics to prevent child trafficking.