HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE INFORMATION

Human Trafficking Hotline

Do you have a debt to someone that you can’t pay off?

Has anyone threatened to hurt you, your family or a friend if you refuse to sell sex, or try to leave your job?

Does anyone take all or part of the money you earn?

Is someone holding your passport or identification cards for you?

Have you been forced or tricked into engaging in sexual acts in exchange for money, drugs, alcohol, food, shelter or other necessities?

Are you under the age of 18 and is someone pressuring you to sell sex?

Has anyone taken sexual photos of you to post online?

 

Do you have a debt to your employer or recruiter that you can’t pay off?

Are you being paid less than you were promised?

Are you prevented from taking adequate breaks, food, and water during the work day?

 

You are not alone. Be heard.

 

If you need help, or just want to talk call the Human Trafficking Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our counsellors are available to provide non-judgemental, trauma-informed care and are here to listen,

 

Klinic’s Human Trafficking Hotline (toll-free) 1-844-333-2211

 

This line provides 24/7 support and counselling to trafficked persons, and anyone else affected by   trafficking such as service providers, family, friends and co-workers. Information regarding resources and referrals are also offered, as well as a reporting option if you are unable or unwilling to contact the police. Information on human trafficking is also available to the general public.

 

If someone is in immediate danger call 911 or your local emergency police number. If there is a child that is being harmed or neglected call the 24-hour emergency child welfare number at 1-866-345-9241.

 

What is human trafficking? [link to Human Trafficking FAQs]

 

What does the Human Trafficking Hotline provide?

 

Support & Counselling

The line will be answered by trained staff and volunteer sexual assault counsellors who have had extended training in both sex and labour trafficking. They operate from a non-judgemental, trauma-informed perspective and will meet callers where they’re at. Whether a caller is looking for harm reduction supplies, safety planning, counselling, or to access help and resources, our counsellors are here to provide that support. If you are a service provider, family, friend or co-worker of a trafficked person, or someone who was trafficked in the past, we are here to support you as well.

 

Resources

Our counsellors have access to an extensive list of resources that is always growing. Although the majority of these resources are Manitoba based, we are in the process of gathering national and international resource information as well. If you are a service provider and are looking for more information on resources in your region, or if you are looking for help for yourself, our counsellors will be able to guide you.

 

Information

If you’d like more information on how to identify and help trafficked persons in your own life, or on human trafficking in general we will be able to provide that to you. Our counsellors are also able to receive information you may have regarding an instance of human trafficking if you are unable or unwilling to contact police. However, keep in mind that when reporting instances of human trafficking it is always best to report to a police organization such as Crime Stoppers (204-786-8477 in Winnipeg, 1-800-222-8477 outside of Winnipeg) or 911 if an emergency as they have extensive training in dealing with these cases.