Anti-Trafficking Ministry

Human Trafficking Ministry aims to build greater community awareness and provide support to victims of human trafficking in the Twin Cities. Within 48 hours in the Twin Cities and elsewhere, the vast majority of runaways will have been approached to engage in commercial sex exploitation or survival sex. Through the Human Trafficking Ministry, WCC aims to stop trafficking and help those affected by reaching out to victims and partnering with area agencies.


Ways to Get Involved:

• Volunteer to work with victims of human trafficking through our partner organizations.

• Coordinate an awareness event or raise awareness among friends, neighbors and co-workers.


Contact:

Grant Snyder

grant.snyder@minneapolismn.gov


Fighting Human Trafficking

Within 48 hours, the vast majority of runaways will have been approached to engage in commercial sex exploitation or survival sex. The average girl that enters this life does so at only 12 years old. The Twin Cities region is one of the worst areas in the nation when it comes to the number of people being trafficked each day. We are not content to sit idly by and do nothing about this growing problem.


If you'd like to learn more about the problem, start by reading Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd. This book has recommended by those on the front line of fighting human trafficking both locally and nationally.


Want to get involved? Consider volunteering at 180 Degrees, a shelter in St. Paul that is coming alongside girls who have been sexually exploited, trafficked, or enjoined in other illegal, counter-productive behaviors. These girls are a desperately under-served population


Another organization you can consider volunteering with is Breaking Free, which also has a group home for teenage girls who have been trafficked. Breaking Free also has a myriad of ministries for adult victims of human trafficking.


Want to know even more? 

Contact Grant Snyder

grant.snyder@minneapolismn.gov