Human Trafficking Program
Tapestri provides comprehensive case management to foreign national victims of human trafficking. Services available through the Anti-Human Trafficking Program include access to crisis counseling, housing assistance, physical and mental health care, legal and immigration assistance, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and vocational skills training. All services are provided in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner. Our goal is to provide individualized case management support to help our clients move from crisis to stability and beyond.
Tapestri utilizes the victim centered approach, meaning the case manager and the client work together to tailor a plan that fits the needs identified by the client. We believe that freedom to make choices must be at the forefront of every plan. Our clients have the ultimate decision-making power when it comes to accessing services.
Training for Service Providers
Tapestri’s Anti-Human Trafficking Program staff provide training to mainstream service providers, community based organizations as well as law enforcement on human trafficking identification and resources available.
Tapestri also provides comprehensive case management training for social service providers interested in gaining the tools necessary to respond to victims of human trafficking, both sex and labor.
Human Trafficking 101 and Comprehensive Case Management trainings are available upon request free of charge. Please email [email protected] to request a training.
Our Service Area
Tapestri provides services for foreign national victims of human trafficking across the state of Georgia. Referrals can be made Mony to Friday, 9am to 5pm by calling Tapestri office (404)299-2185 or after hours by contacting the National Human Trafficking Hotline nuber 1-888-373-7888.
What is Human Trafficking?
Facts About Human Trafficking:
Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world and a billion-dollar industry that victimizes millions of people. It is not only an overseas problem – the U.S. Department of Justice estimates that nearly 20,000 people are trafficked into the U.S. every year. Human trafficking is defined by U.S. law as the recruitment, abduction, transport, harboring, transfer, sale, or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation. Anyone can be a potential victim of human trafficking. In the U.S., trafficked individuals come from all over the world, especially from economically depressed countries. In addition, 80% of those victims are female, and 50% of those are minors.
Forms of Human Trafficking
- Sexual exploitation (prostitution, pornography, sex tourism)
- Domestic servitude (housekeeper, nanny, servant)
- Servile marriage (servant)
- Labor exploitation (employment visas, sweatshops, restaurants, agricultural work, etc.)
Traffickers use psychological coercion and severe physical abuse to control their victims, causing the victims to live in a constant state of fear and dependence. Threats of anti-immigrant laws are also powerful tools used at the hands of traffickers, making the immigrant and refugee communities more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.