Shelter Beds for Human Trafficking Survivors in the United States

Between January and June 2012, Polaris conducted a survey of anti-trafficking organizations providing shelter services with the goal of estimating the total number of shelter beds available to support human trafficking survivors in the United States.

Through the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Polaris receives calls from and on behalf of human trafficking survivors every day, and shelter is their number one referral request.

Human trafficking-specific shelters and programs have varying capacity for different types of survivors. In fact, these shelters and programs are especially rare for male survivors, and there are no dedicated beds for labor trafficking survivors in the U.S.:

Polaris directed this survey in order to more accurately identify gaps in shelter provisions for human trafficking survivors.

You can find an interactive map of some shelters providing beds for survivors of human trafficking here.

You can find our full report here.


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Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."


- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris