Florida Resources

The Wayne Foundation is a proud member of the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition.

Since 2005 the Coalition has harnessed its 100% volunteer organization to provide a complete clearinghouse for Southwest Florida’s united partners in the war against human trafficking.

For all of Southwest Florida, call our 24 hour hotline at (239) 939-3112.  Services are offered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, gender identity or expression, language spoken, immigration status, or any other protected class.  Interpreters and accommodations for disabilities are available upon request, and everything is free of charge.

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Click on a region of Florida below for more information about local resources.  Our special thanks go out to the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights for compiling the following information:

CHILDREN

Sometimes, children who are victims of trafficking:

  • Have tattoos or branding
  • Don’t ask for help
  • Don’t trust authority
  • Have a well rehearsed story justifying their victimizer
  • Look presentable, sometimes with make up and appealing clothing
  • Are runaways or are foster children
  • Have low self-esteem

If you suspect a child is a victim of human trafficking, you should also contact the Florida Department of Children and Families Website: http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/human-trafficking    Phone: 1-800-96-ABUSE

STATEWIDE

  • The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV)  provides technical assistance and support for the state’s 42 state certified domestic violence centers that provide an array of services to domestic violence survivors and their children as well as public awareness and other services to the public.
    Website:
    http://www.fcadv.org   Phone: 1-850-425-2749
  • The Florida Counsel Against Sexual Violence serves as a resource to the state on sexual violence issues. It provides information, assistance and leadership on all aspects of sexual violence, including rape, child abuse, stalking and sexual harassment.
    Website:
    http://www.fcasv.org   Phone: 1-850-297-2000
  • The Florida Department of Children and Families Refugee Services offers an array of services to victims of trafficking.
    Website:
    http://www.dcf.state.fl.us   Phone: 1-850-488-3791
  • The Florida Department of Health supports activities such as primary prevention educational trainings to the general public; operation of hotlines; training programs for professionals; efforts to increase awareness in underserved communities and services to victims of sexual assault through contracted providers and its Sexual Violence Prevention Program.
    Website:
    http://www.dof.state.fl.us/Family/svpp/index.html   Phone: 1-850-245-4455
  • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement provides services across the state. Along with the Headquarters in Tallahassee, they have 7 Regional Operations Centers located in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Fort Myers and Miami. In addition, the Commissioner has been assigned as one of the co-chairs for the Florida Statewide Taskforce on Human Trafficking.
    Website:
    http://www.fdle.state.fl.us   Phone: 1-850-414-3300