When Nita Belles first researched human trafficking, she focused on sex trafficking – the exploitation of young people, mostly girls, for the sexual gratification of others. But as she delved into her studies, Belles – founder of the anti-trafficking group In Our Backyard – also learned about another widespread type of exploitation: labor trafficking.
Want to reach out to victims of human trafficking with a message of hope? Motivated to protect your children and keep our community safe? Join us for one of our community outreach days to visit local businesses and ask them to place Freedom Stickers, containing the National Human Trafficking Hotline number, in their restrooms. Our hope is to create a path of freedom across Central Oregon* for victims of human trafficking prior to the Eclipse.
This website was made possible through Grant Number 90ZV0102 from the Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, or HHS.