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FAQs

WHO IS THE VICTIM? 
  • While any youth can be targeted by a trafficker, runaways or children experiencing trouble at home are especially vulnerable.

  • Over 60% of missing children identified as child trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.

  • Can be found anywhere.

  • Can be of any age, race, nationality, gender, or socioeconomic status.

  • May run away repeatedly and be difficult to find.

  • History of physical or sexual abuse in the home.

  • Unstable or lack of family structure.

HOW DO VICTIMS FIND US? 
  • Law Enforcement

  • NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

  • Other non-profit agencies

  • Detention centers

  • Victim Services

  • Local shelters

  • Family members

WHY DO YOU NEED SPECIALIZED SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING? 

  • Victims subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse that requires services of many different entities.

  • First concerns for victims are safety, a place to live, both short-term and long-term, and the provision of basic necessities.

  • Health screening needs (tuberculosis, STDs, pregnancy), medical treatment for physical injuries.

  • Mental health needs (trauma counseling, anger management, conflict resolution, family counseling), PTSD.

  • Substance abuse issues (not usually self-inflicted).

  • Education needs (homeschool or GED), job skills training.

  • Long-term, multiple, extensive needs due to repeat complex trauma.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP? 

  • Be a voice - Research human trafficking and share what you’ve learned with others.

  • Intern or volunteer - We have numerous volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas ranging from marketing to events to education. 

  • Pray - Take time to look over our prayer list and scriptures to pray over in this fight against human trafficking.

  • Request a speaker - We feel education and awareness are extremely important to this battle.  Whether you are a teacher, a person in law enforcement, or a leader in a Church, there is always opportunity to become educated and aware of this horrific crime and we would be happy to set up something with you.

  • Donate - We have 3 ways to donate to The Key2Free.

  • Educate yourself - There are many opportunities and links on our website to educate yourself on this crime and the extremity of needs in order to fight this crime.

  • Host a fundraising or awareness event - We would love for you to get involved in hosting an event to promote awareness as well as to raise funds for The Key2Free and our fight here in the central Texas area.

  • Write for their rights - Take time to write to your legislative members to create legislation that will bring stronger measures against traffickers and will support survivors.

  • Wear your commitment - Purchase one of our items in our online store and wear it to support the fight against human trafficking, by bringing awareness to the crime.

  • Demand no demand - Unfortunately, in the Economics world, commodities are driven by supply and demand.  Victims of human trafficking are treated as the supply, and those that participate in its need are contributing to the demand.  Be an advocate and stand up against the demand.