End Slavery, Trafficking Humans & Effect Rescue
ESTHER MINISTRY of St. Joseph strives to understand the issues, causes and consequences of human trafficking in today’s world and to educate our parish and community about this modern slavery.
As a ministry, we take part in efforts that promote education, awareness, prevention, justice and healing for the tragedy of human trafficking.
We offer our prayers for the protection of all vulnerable people through the intercession of our Patron, St. Josephine Bakhita, to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
SIGNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
- Physical/mental abuse: cuts, bruises, fear, overly submissive behavior
- Workplace abuse: not being paid, no time off, no control over services provided
- Being controlled: no eye-contact, unable to speak for self, ID taken away, threats
- For immediate law enforcement when you observe Human Trafficking: Call 911
- Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST): 1 888 539-2373 / www.cast.org
- National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1 888 373-7888 / (free text 233733) / www.polarisproject.org
- St. Joseph Church | ESTHER Ministry | Marianna Wescott | email@example.com