The Salvation Army of Wake County has helped 69 victims of human trafficking in the past year. Spokeswoman Haven Sink said the Salvation Army had expected to have 12 cases in two years; however, the 69 victims have been involved in a total of 37 cases.
The article also talked about the initiative Project FIGHT (Freeing Individuals Gripped by Human Trafficking). The Salvation Army works with local law enforcement, as well as tips from the Polaris Project, to find victims. The group provides a case manager, medical services, emergency housing and counseling. So far, the Salvation Army of Wake County has been able to help 32 victims with re-establish safe housing, enrollment in school, income, and other needs.
You can find out more about the Salvation Army’s work by viewing the article online, at http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/05/2391689/salvation-army-assists-victims.html.