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RESTORE THE LIGHT

 

OUR VISION

To be a part of the elimination of Human Trafficking. 

 

OUR MISSION

To Shine the light on the darkness of Human Trafficking


OUR PURPOSE

To prevent Human Trafficking through the education of the community.  We work to alter the course of possible and current victims through intervention and support.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DARK

What is Human Trafficking?

The illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.

Locally

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline Missouri ranks 17th in amount of calls made, and in a study of 10 different metropolitan studies Kansas City was ranked 2nd.

Nationally 

Human Trafficking is the 2nd largest criminal industry and is increasing in cases reported on an annual basis.

 

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HOW WE SHINE THE LIGHT - WHAT WE DO

"THE SPIRIT YOU RECEIVED DOES NOT MAKE YOU SLAVES, SO THAT YOU LIVE IN FEAR AGAIN; RATHER, THE SPIRIT YOU RECEIVED BROUGHT ABOUT YOUR ADOPTION TO SONSHIP. AND BY HIM WE CRY, ABBA FATHER.” - ROMANS 8:15

 

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PRESENTATIONS

We provide customized presentations catered to your needs

  • Churches

  • Schools

  • Businesses

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • General Public / Community Groups

  • Other - as needed

PARTNERSHIPS

We offer additional resources and programming through our community partners

  • Self-defense classes

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Host a Presentation 

  • Social Media Awareness

  • Recognition and Risk Factors

  • Parent Prevention

  • General Awareness

  • Customizable per Request

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Volunteer 

We are always looking for volunteers for our community events and presentations. If you are interested in volunteering for our events, send us a note. 

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Join our Team 

If you are interested in committing to
a year with our team, contact us at leadership@restorethelight.org

 


 
 
 

Report 

*WE ARE NOT AN EMERGENCY RESOURCE* 
If you are in IMMEDIATE need of assistance or in danger contact your local authorities (CALL 911) 

View Reporting Resources

 

 

Donate 

If you are interested in contributing a monetary gift to Restore the Light, contact us for more information. 

 

WHAT WE HAVE DONE

  • Community/Business presentations…many directly impacted

  • Church/Youth Group presentations…many directly impacted

  • School presentations….hundreds directly impacted

  • College presentations...hundreds directly impacted

  • Indirectly impacted…unknown! 

    We MAKE an impact on Human Trafficking every chance we get

RESOURCES

*RESTORE THE LIGHT IS NOT AN EMERGENCY RESOURCE* 
If you are in IMMEDIATE need of assistance or in danger call 911.  

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

United States: 1 (888) 373-7888
SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish
Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

 

Contact

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or learning about more ways to get involved, contact our leadership team through the form below!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does Human Trafficking mean?

Defined by Homeland Security that it is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act (www.dhs.com)

Does it happen that often in the US?

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource hotline and Polaris is an average of 100 calls a day (www.polarisproject.org)

Does it only happen to girls? 

No,  boys are also victims. This is not a gender specific issue

How would I know my child is in danger or what should I be looking out for?

Human trafficking does not discriminate. There are signs, but they are not exclusive to Human Trafficking nor is this a list of all signs as each case is individual. 

Such signs could include:

  • Withdrawal
  • A controlling relationship
  • Receiving extravagant gifts
  • Unexplained bruises
  • Changes in clothing
  • A much older friend that seems to be highly influential to their behavior or communication

If I or someone I know is being trafficked or I have a concern about behavior who do I contact?

CALL the police 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
EMAIL: help@humantraffickinghotline.org

How can I help?

  • You can help by being aware it exists and letting others know

  • Knowing the signs

  • Get involved with organizations or have them present

  • Donate