1.) University of Michigan Free Legal Services for Human Trafficking Victims:
The HTC is the first legal clinic solely dedicated to human trafficking in the United States. It offers students at the University of Michigan Law School the opportunity to gain practical skills in the legal fields related to helping victims of human trafficking. The students in the clinic also run community outreach and education initiatives and conduct research about the state of laws relating to human trafficking. Not only do the students gain valuable advocacy skills, they have been and will continue to be instrumental in protecting victims' rights, in shaping the policy conversation, and in drafting the language used in amendments to trafficking laws.
2.) Those most vulnerable to human trafficking are in our schools and youth organizations.
In the United States, the average age of entry into sexual slavery is 13, and about 80% of sex buyers do so for the first time before age 25.
NEST equips teachers and youth leaders with age-appropriate curriculum and resources to educate and empower youth – teaching them how to avoid being trafficked, how to stand up for victims of trafficking, and how to spread the word in their communities so that sexual exploitation and human trafficking become a thing of the past.
3.) The Department of Homeland Security online training about how to spot the signs of and report suspected human trafficking:
The Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign is now offering online training about how to spot the signs of and report suspected human trafficking. The training is aimed at the general public, the Federal workforce, first responders, and airline employees and focuses on:
• Defining human trafficking
• Differentiating between human trafficking and human smuggling
• Recognizing populations vulnerable to human trafficking
• Recognizing indicators of human trafficking
A glossary and additional resources also are provided. View the Human Trafficking Awareness Training on the Department of Homeland Security's website:
4.) Thistle Farms
Thistle Farms employs almost 60 Magdalene residents or graduates. While working at Thistle Farms, women learn skills in manufacturing, packaging, marketing and sales, and administration. It is a supportive workplace where women acquire the skills they need to earn a living wage. Employees have the opportunity to put a percentage of their earnings in a matched savings account provided by Magdalene. Through Thistle Farms, the women of Magdalene gain much needed job skills, and learn responsibility and cooperation. Thistle Farms is housed in an 11,000 square feet sales and manufacturing facility. Thistle Stop Cafe, and the paper and sewing studios are also in the same building. We are committed to growing in order to employ more women and have greater opportunities to share our stories of healing on a larger scale.
5.) Good Men Project
A way to allow men to tell stories about the defining moments in their lives.
6.) 1 in 6
If you’re a man who has experienced sexual abuse or assault, you’re not alone.
We’re here to support you in your path to a happier, healthier future.
7.) 1 Blue String
At least 1 in 6 men have had unwanted sexual experiences, including abuse and assault. 1BlueString asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to support them.