In 2016, the National Human Trafficking Hotline reported 1352 calls and 375 cases of human trafficking in the state of Ohio. The United Nations identifies human trafficking based off of actions such as exploiting, recruiting through force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of sexual or labor exploitation. Human Trafficking is very serious and an issue that troubles many women and men in the world. This crime can leave many survivors needing help and support.
That is why we all are grateful for wonderful non-profit organizations such as She Has A Name. She Has A Name is a strong community of abolitionists that exists to fight human trafficking through education, collaboration and survivor care. Based in Columbus Ohio, She Has A Name has educated hundreds of Ohio residents and that number only continues to grow.
They began as a small community of abolitionists selling t-shirts to help support a cause, and have grown into a community dedicated to support survivors and help them on their journey. In 2016, She Has A Name partnered with over 20 organizations and helped impact over 200 survivors. With over 1200 hours of volunteer work, it is no wonder why this great organization continues to grow and has been able to build partnerships, develop strong resources and impact lives.
She Has A Name has become a vessel of resources for survivors of human trafficking. Their passion to help and support survivors has led them to partner with organizations such as CleanTurn, a Columbus based company working to employ individuals with various barriers to employment. This partnership like many others has helped survivors transition out of addiction, imprisonment, and other challenges and has brought them meaningful opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. By providing full support, love, care and trust, She Has A Name hopes to continue to impact all of those who have suffered from human trafficking, and help them thrive in their community and society.
Coming up soon, we have partnered with the Columbus Young Professionals Club in sponsoring Tailgate for Charity on 8/31 2017. Proceeds benefit She Has A Name as we all help to fight Human Trafficking. If you are interested in attending you can register here.
After a few years, She Has A Name has went from a start-up to a robust ministry and resource for the community. Your gifts have helped support their cause and aid survivors from this horrific crime. If you would like to generously invest into the community and donate to She Has A Name, click here.
If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888.