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“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

Non-emergency Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Human Trafficking Unit: 817-884-2941 or email

Texas Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800-252-5400 or visit 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.

Please feel free to reach out to an UnBound advocate 24/7 at 817-668-6462.

You are strong, you are loved, and we want to help you.
You don’t have to feel like you are trapped in your situation forever.
Get help.