Human Trafficking Prevention

Hospitals are on the front lines of the battle against human trafficking with training that helps identify the signs of trafficking, provide support, and connect survivors with resources.

Are you or someone you know a victim of human trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that occurs every day in the United States, including in Maryland. In 2021, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center identified 751 substantiative reports of human trafficking, with Maryland having the 13th highest signal volume in the country. Of these reports, 279 came directly from trafficking survivors and only 16 came from medical professionals.

If there is immediate danger, call 911.

BeFree Textline

Text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE)
Confidential, 24/7

National Human Trafficking Hotline

1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Youth-Specific Resources

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services

State & National Resources