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Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018 Is Here

In 2011, former President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation that designated each January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  

Human Trafficking Prevention Month is designed to raise awareness, educate, and move the country forward in our response to human trafficking. With nearly 27 million victims in the world today, no country, state, or city is immune. Human trafficking can and does happen everywhere. While the last decade has shed much light on human trafficking, attention to this topic has also emerged in ways that promote stereotypes and false assumptions about survivors.

Our country needs to hear from those of us engaged daily in the realities of this work, not to mention, from those of us who are survivors, thrivers, and overcomers. January is the perfect opportunity for us to not just educate the broader public, but to engage them in an intentional manner.

MANY has provided some resources that can help you to engage others during Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018: 

5 Messages to Share for National Human Trafficking Awareness Month by the Wichita State University’s Center for Combating Human Trafficking

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month Resources by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

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 Shining Light on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Toolkit to Build Understanding by the Wichita State University’s Center for Combating Human Trafficking, MANY, + OJJDP

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NHCO’s Transportation Assistance program expands to serve more people in need

North Hills Community Outreach has expanded its transportation and car donation program.  The program, formerly called Community Auto, is now the Transportation Assistance program.  Sharon Wolf, NHCO’s executive director, said, “The goal of our expanded Transportation Assistance program is to help even more struggling families meet their transportation needs.  NHCO has accepted vehicles since 2005,… Continue Reading

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Tickets Now on Sale to Experience One of Pittsburgh’s Most Popular, Treasured Holiday Traditions: Phipps’ Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic!

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic! tickets are now on sale to the public.  New Timed Ticketing reservations allow guests to conveniently book their visit entry time at in advance to experience this spectacular holiday attraction, which opens Fri., Nov. 24. Phipps’ Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show… Continue Reading

Coat Drives and Thanksgiving Food Collection Begin This Month at NHCO

NHCO winter coat drive continues through October 13 North Hills Community Outreach will collect new and gently used winter coats for local families in need September 1 through October 13. All sizes are appreciated; children’s and adult XL – XXL are especially needed. Coats should be clean and have working fasteners. Hats, gloves and scarves… Continue Reading

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