Every year millions of women, children and men are brought into this country for the purposes of sexual exploitation and human slavery. New York and New Jersey airports are recognized by the US Department of Justice as "major ports of entry" for the traffickers and their victims. The Life Preservers Project gives artists a unique platform to create works of art that will both educate through the power of content and simultaneously raise funds for the nonprofit organizations that are devoted to helping these people reclaim their lives.
Call Toll Free to Report Human Trafficking:
If this is an Emergency, call 911
National Hotline (Multi-Lingual) 1-888-3737-888
Korean Hotline 1-888-976-5274
Spanish Hotline 1-888-80-AYUDA (1-888-80-29832)
NYC: Call 311 or visit NYC: Lets End Human Trafficking
Further Resources include:
State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Department of Health and Human Services Anti-Trafficking Program
Department of Homeland Security Anti-Trafficking Program
"Human trafficking is a violation of the human body, mind and spirit. For this vile practice to be taking place in a country that the world looks to as a beacon of freedom... is a terrible irony and an utter tragedy."
- Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, 2006 National Conference on Human Trafficking