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Value You

Value You

What is trafficking?

Every day, everywhere, people are bought and sold, forced to do things against their will. The average age of a trafficking victim is just 13 years old, being recruited, controlled and sexually exploited.

Recruiting

Traffickers can be gang members, family or people who appear to be "friends of friends" – online or in person. They target those who appear vulnerable – victims may have low self-esteem, feel unloved or lack a sense of belonging.

Traffickers will often give elaborate gifts, food, or a place to stay, tricking victims into thinking they're in a real, loving relationship. In reality, victims become trapped, isolated and feeling like "property."

Bellefaire JCB

One of the important roles of Bellefaire JCB’s Homeless and Missing Youth team is to get involved before young people become victims of human trafficking. Our Value You campaign is designed to help everyone recognize the warning signs of trafficking and develop the tools they need to protect themselves, their friends and loved ones.

Resources

Bellefaire JCB Values YOU and is here to help! Each year we serve approximately 4,000 teens, families and community members in Cuyahoga County through street outreach, respite care, community outreach, prevention and education, and our 24-hour hotline. Members of our Homeless and Missing Youth Program are available 24/7 at 216.570.8010 to talk to youth and, if necessary, help them find a temporary safe place to stay. If appropriate, we may refer youth to one of our community partners or to some of Bellefaire's other programs, including:

 

If you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911.

 

Homeless and Missing Youth 24/7 Hotline: 216.570.8010

 

For more resources and updates, like us on Facebook @helpintheCLE

 

Bellefaire JCB Intake: 216.320.8502 or 800.879.2522

 

Learn more about Bellefaire's Homeless and Missing Youth Program

 

We can all help fight human trafficking and keep ourselves and our friends safe. Become aware, stay connected and most importantly – Value You!

Sponsors

With thanks to

The Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Foundation