Human Trafficking Services
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is subjecting people to different forms of forced labor and/or sexual exploitation. Traffickers use lies, violence, threats, and/or other means to exploit their victims. Human trafficking exists in many different forms, is present in a variety of industries, and affects both U.S. citizens and non-citizens including adults and children. To find out if you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, take the trafficking quiz.
What can I Do?
GLS offers free assistance to citizen and immigrant survivors of human trafficking. If you suspect situations of human trafficking or if you believe you might be a survivor of human trafficking, please contact us for help.
What Should I Know?
Survivors of human trafficking may be eligible for benefits such as healthcare, food assistance, and case management services. Victims may also be eligible for other free legal services and removal of criminal records. Immigrant victims may also be able to obtain a visa to remain in the U.S. legally.
How Can the Human Trafficking Project Help Me?
- Direct Services – GLS provides free, comprehensive legal services to survivors of human trafficking, including assistance with family law, public benefits, housing, financial stability, immigration, removal of criminal records, and other legal matters.
- Referrals – Clients are referred to case management providers who help survivors access benefits such as food assistance, healthcare, and a variety of other services.
- Training – The GLS human trafficking project team lead awareness trainings (at no cost) for government agencies, other legal providers, law enforcement, and local organizations. Sessions are tailored to increase participants’ understanding of the dimensions of human trafficking, relevant laws, and benefits available to survivors.
- Technical Assistance – We also provides free technical assistance regarding general information and consultation on specific cases.
How Do I Get Help?
Contact us at (800) 230-5920 to find out how we can help. If in immediate danger, call 911.