The final piece to Uprising’s mission is outreach
As much as Uprising loves to focus on preventative efforts, we know that human trafficking and exploitation are already happening in our communities. This is why outreach is a key pillar of our mission. Outreach allows us to build relationships in the community so that individuals have the opportunity to continue learning about trafficking identification. It also allows us to get potentially life-saving resources into the community that could benefit a victim.
Some ways we currently provide outreach in our community are:
Visiting local motels/hotels to train staff on how to identify trafficking, how to report suspicious activity, and provide them with free resources like motel soaps with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number on them.
Train bar/hospitality staff on identifying and reporting trafficking as well as provide them with free resources to raise awareness such as bar coasters and posters.
Providing training and resources to local service stations and rest stops, where victims may be likely to stop.
Working with other interested businesses who could potentially identify or serve a victim of trafficking.
Outreach is primarily conducted by Uprising volunteers and is an area where we are always needing more help. If you are interested in adopting an outreach in your community, please visit our volunteer page here.