Renown Health Human Trafficking Initiative

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human trafficking awareness

Renown along with other community groups are leading an effort to identify victims of human trafficking by connecting them with the support services they need to restore health and restore hope for a better life. 

Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking

 

Supporting Our Community

Human trafficking in the U.S. is a rapidly growing public health, safety, law enforcement, homeland security and humanitarian issue. Many times it may intersect with domestic violence, child or elder abuse or sexual assault.  In an effort provide awareness about human trafficking, Renown is implementing four key initiatives:

human trafficking awareness
According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Nevada has the 17th highest number of potential human trafficking cases in the United States.
  • Educate health care providers 
  • Implement policies and procedures to identify victims
  • Build keep partnerships with local law enforcement, emergency services and local advocates
  • Connect victims to key community resources

Our goal is not only to identify victims, but to also provide compassionate care for the complex needs of this vulnerable population. By building partnerships with key agencies and advocates in the community and creating policies around human trafficking we also aim to help safely transition victims to community-based services.

We Are Already Making a Difference

So far we have held our first community-wide training, Recognize the Signs of Human Trafficking, which was available to community doctors, nurses, social workers, advocates, counselors and direct service providers.  This training offered key information on how community and healthcare professionals can identify victims; techniques and resources for helping victims once they are identified; and the latest research on the scope and prevalence of human trafficking.

We are also working on developing and implementing policies and procedures and will be launching an effort to help identify and connect victims of human trafficking to key community resources.

For more information call us at 775-982-4630

Key Community Resources

The northern Nevada advocacy group for human trafficking is Awaken.  Awaken is dedicated to increasing awareness and education surrounding the issue of human trafficking and providing housing and restoration for its victims/survivors.  To contact Awaken, call 775-393-9183.

Local Emergency Phone: 911

National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

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