Human Trafficking in the United States
Human trafficking is a very real problem in the United States, including in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and in New Jersey. For ten years, Polaris has been helping survivors of human trafficking rebuild their lives. Our offices work with both U.S. and foreign-born survivors of modern-day slavery and serve women and men, children and adults. Polaris provides 24/7 emergency response to life-threatening situations, intensive case management and counseling to ease the effects of trauma, support groups, arts therapy programs, and job training/placement assistance.
Our Impact in 2012
In 2012, Polaris served over 150 survivors in New Jersey and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Our dedicated Client Services team:
- Responded to the emergency needs of survivors impacted by Hurricane Sandy through comprehensive material and emotional support in our New Jersey office.
- Provided 2,141 nights of shelter for victims who would have otherwise been homeless through the Transitional Housing Program in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
- Trained over 2,000 people including diplomats from more than 15 countries, DC Superior Court judges, the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and the United Nations 56th Annual Commission on the Status of Women.
Who We Serve
View Where are Polaris's clients from? in a full screen map. Client nationality data from 2013.