United Hands of Hope House, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides recovery services to domestic survivors of human trafficking. The organization works with victims identified within the 17 counties of the Western District of New York State, from the Niagara Region to Rochester.
The mission of United Hands of Hope House, Inc. is to provide a safe house, where survivors of human trafficking can live and begin the long process of recovery ahead of them. Promoting their return to wellness requires participation in an intensive program; individualized programs are tailored to satisfy the unique needs of each victim. Guest services available at the United Hands of Hope House include, but are not limited to:
* A safe and secure living environment
* Nutritional counseling
* Educational & career services
* Assistance with social service needs
* Food and clothing
* Around-the-clock care
* Transportation to/from
* Medical referrals
* Psychological counseling
27 Million Enslaved - 32 Billion Dollars a Year - & GROWING
Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world, and here in the United States. Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. The factors that each of these situations have in common are elements of force, fraud, or coercion that are used to control people. Then, that control is tied to inducing someone into commercial sex acts, or labor or services.
Victims of human trafficking in the United States include U.S. citizens or foreign nationals, adults or minors, and men or women. Foreign-born victims in the U.S. may be either documented or undocumented.
With 100,000 children estimated to be in the sex trade in the United States each year, it is clear that the total number of human trafficking victims in the U.S. reaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.
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