How It All Started

 

3ffcc6b910650a8f320f9cbc3fa16b4dBefore ESC officially launched in 2014, the leaders of 24-7 spent most of 2013 researching modern day slavery globally, scouring the web to learn about those engaged in the fight nationally, & connecting with law enforcement agencies & anti-human trafficking non-profits locally. We also connected with business leaders, affected organizations, church leaders, and ordinary Joes just wanting to learn more & get involved.

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Here’s what we’ve discovered concerning labor & sex trafficking locally:

 

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  • The need is great. The people involved are few.
  • Most people do not know there is a problem.
  • Those who do are often unaware how bad the problem is, & especially how bad it is locally.
  • Local nonprofits working on these front lines need help to carry out their mission.
  • Local law enforcement agencies need & are asking for help.
  • There are a ton of ways to be involved even beyond working with non-profits & agencies.
  • When people discover Human Trafficking stats they often don’t know how to get started & feel ill-equipped to be involved.

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ESC was born as a result of these facts.

We exist to fill a niche that addresses each of these issues head on. In all our research & conversations we discovered there was a need for a central volunteer clearinghouse to get people informed, fueled, & involved in the fight in ways that makes sense for their time & skill sets.  1. ESC equips others using an engaging & ridiculously simple process that works to create engaged activists.   2. ESC resources the local anti-human trafficking agencies with volunteers & infrastructure support.   3. ESC helms a SafeHouse Collaborative that creates housing for rescued victims of human trafficking.  4. Our long term mission is to be a catalyst for the launching of End Slavery In_____ (insert the town where you live). Led by_____(insert your name).

 

Click the ‘How It All Works‘ tab now and let us help you get involved.

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