THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING CRISIS:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Homeless and runaway youth are the
preferred targets of traffickers.
25% of surveyed Covenant House youth were victims of trafficking.
Traffickers offer love,a safe placeto stay& friendshipto youth as a wayto gain their trustbefore enslaving them in sexual servitude.

New York City has
at least 11,268
survivors,
but there are
fewer than 50
beds for them.
New York City has
at least 11,268
survivors,
but there are
fewer than 50
beds for them.
Some pimps pretend to be a boyfriend, often waiting until
a young woman is in love with and is dependent on him
before forcing them into prostitution.

Homeless youth have to make the hard choice between

Traffickers
rob a child
of her chance
to go to school
Boys are
trafficked too.
Boys are even less
likely to ask for help.
LGBTQ youth
are especially
high risk for
trafficking.
If you do not want to participate
in the rape of a child
or a trafficking victim,
then don’t buy sex.
Funding services and beds for
homeless youth
and volunteering and mentoring
at risk youth
puts you on the front line
of trafficking prevention.