ESCAPE

About Us

The Stop Human Trafficking – Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois Network is a network of service providers, law enforcement, concerned citizens, and awareness raising initiatives throughout Eastern Missouri and parts of Southern Illinois that strive to share resources to better protect and provide for victims of human trafficking.  We seek to provide resources to frontline service providers, law enforcement, and the general community to increase identification of those in need.  Additionally, we strive to facilitate quality and speedy service delivery through fostering the communication network of those working to combat trafficking in persons.

Our goal through this project is to provide resources that will:

Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois Rescue & Restore Consortium

The leading initiative within the Network is the Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois Rescue & Restore Consortium. The Consortium is led by the International Institute of St. Louis through the support of the Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program, Anti-Trafficking In Persons Division, Office of Refugee Resettlement/ACF, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Consortium is comprised of four grassroots coalitions led by partnering agencies throughout the region. Coalitions involved include:

The primary objectives of the Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois Rescue & Restore Consortium are to IDENTIFY victims of trafficking through outreach, training, and public awareness AND to provide referral services for potential victims.

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