STOP-IT builds relationships with trafficked persons through outreach, ongoing case management and support, and service referrals. STOP-IT also trains community service providers and raises public awareness on human trafficking.
WHAT WE DO
The STOP-IT Program:
- Builds relationships with suspected trafficked persons through outreach,
- Operates a 24-hour hotline for emergency assistance (877.606.3158),
- Serves all persons including children and adults, women and men impacted by sex or labor trafficking
- Assists persons currently victimized, as well as survivors through service referrals and ongoing support,
- Facilitates a drop-in space for young women. Our drop-in is a safe space for young women who are at risk of trafficking or who have traded sex to survive can find rest, resources and build community. For more information, including the location – call 1.877.606.3158
- Conducts training seminars to raise awareness about the existence of human trafficking,
- Provides practical assistance to community services providers to assist in recognizing possible trafficked persons, thus expanding the scope of service.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY STOP-IT
- Access to Outreach Worker, through 24 Hour Hotline:1.877.606.3158
- Crisis Intervention / Motivational Interviewing
- Access to resources through our drop-in center
- Trafficking victim identification and assistance in Chicago
- Comprehensive trauma-informed case management services for all survivors of human trafficking
- Service connector to all needed services
- Training on all aspects of trafficking, including victim identification
and community strategies for combating trafficking
- Outreach to victims of trafficking, providing support and planning to assist in safe exit from trafficking
- Train community service providers regarding trafficking
- Raise public awareness of trafficking “red flags” and what can be done
- It is a fundamental human right to be free of exploitation in all its forms.
- Every person has inherent dignity and worth.
- We are committed to battling against social injustice.
- We believe in building relationships to facilitate safety by listening and motivating.
- We are motivated by compassion for the people in our community.
- We believe that by training the community about trafficking, we will identify and serve more people.