Each January, FSC joins organizations across the country to recognize National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Trafficking is a hidden and underreported crime. It has been estimated that in the US alone, between 14,500 and 17,500 people may be trafficked each year. Those people are not just from large cities or faraway places; they are from our cities, our towns, our neighborhoods, and they are often trafficked there as well.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others. Over half of the people trafficked are children; these children are exploited through both labor and sex trafficking.
This month FSC, through our social media and Facebook Live trainings, we are sharing what we wish people knew about human trafficking. We hope you will find this informative and share with your community.
Please join the FSC staff and wear blue on January 11th in support of #WearBlueDay for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day! Use the hashtag #WearBlueDay and tag @FamilySunshineCenter in your photos of you wearing blue!