Human trafficking, or “modern-day slavery,” involves the use of power and control to force, defraud or coerce victims – often among society’s most vulnerable – into engaging in commercial sex acts or other labor and services. Traffickers profit from the exploitation of other human beings (For more information, see What is Human Trafficking?).
MSP provides comprehensive assistance to women, men, and children who are survivors of labor and sex trafficking, and educates our community on how to tackle this human rights abuse.
MSP also provides training and technical assistance to first-line responders – including law enforcement, government agencies, other social service providers, and community- and faith-based organizations – to improve service delivery for survivors.
What we offer:
- Emergency shelter, legal assistance and representation, case management, counseling, advocacy, self-sufficiency programs, and referrals to partner agencies in the community that provide other vital services.
- Access to funding to help meet the practical needs of eligible clients, including assistance with rent/housing costs, medical care, clothing, food, and transportation.
- Training and technical assistance for professionals and other members of our community.
Did you know?
- Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest growing criminal industries.
- Human trafficking is both a Federal and New York State crime.
- Victims of human trafficking—both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens—have been identified in Westchester County.
For more information, please call 914-683-1333 and ask to speak with someone in MSP’s Human Trafficking Program.