“In our life, we never get to pick the beginning of our story, but we have the opportunity to determine how our story ends.” - Survivor Advocate
If you are in immediate danger, dial 911.
To speak with an UnBound advocate 24/7, call 817-668-6462
You can reach the National Human Trafficking Hotline (confidential, 24/7, multilingual) by calling 888-373-7888 or texting BEFREE (233733)
Non-emergency Fort Worth Police Department Human Trafficking Unit: 817-392-4533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-emergency Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Human Trafficking Unit: 817-884-2941 or email email@example.com
Texas Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800-252-5400 or visit txabusehotline.org for more information
What makes people vulnerable to trafficking?
Immigration status • Homelessness/Couch Surfing • History of sexual, physical, emotional abuse • Drug or alcohol use • Running away • LGBTQ+ • Family Troubles • Loneliness
Are you in an unhealthy relationship? Think about why you are staying in that relationship.
•Fear •Shame •Threats •Blackmail/sextortion •Addiction •Violence •Trauma Bonding •Coercion
Are you worried about someone? Here are some red flags to look for in someone you care about:
•Tattoos or branding •Involvement in commercial sex industry •Not free to come or go •Shows signs of abuse/violence/assault •Unpaid or paid very little •Recruited through false promises •Lacks access to money or ID
Red flags in youth/students:
•Missing school a lot/change of performance in school •Older boyfriend/girlfriend/friends •Gang involvement •New, expensive clothing and accessories •Dramatic change of behavior or language: i.e. ‘Daddy’, ‘the life’, etc.