Do you know someone who needs help? Speak up!

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) HOTLINE:
OR TEXT “INFO” TO: BeFree (233733)

The NHTRC Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, and is confidential, toll free and available in dozens of languages. Use the human trafficking hotline to get help, report a tip, find services and request training and information.

The hotline was set up to help you determine if you have encountered victims of human trafficking, to help identify local resources available in your community to help victims, and to help you coordinate with local social service organizations to help protect and serve victims.

The NHTRC hotline is operated by Polaris, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking.  Polaris is not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority.

This hotline receives more than 35,000 calls, emails, online forms, and text messages annually. The hotline and has identified more than 15,000 survivors of trafficking and reported over 5,000 case leads to law enforcement.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) TIP and Worker Exploitation Complaint Line: 1-888-428-7581 to report suspected trafficking; live operator 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time.

Wisconsin Victim Helpline: (800) 446-6564

Looking for services for victims or survivors of human trafficking? View the National Human Trafficking Referral Directory here

The online National Human Trafficking Referral Directory is designed to provide access to critical emergency, transitional, and long-term social services for victims and survivors of human trafficking. The directory also connects individuals with training and technical assistance and opportunities to get involved in their communities.

Learn more about the National Human Trafficking Hotline and Resource Center.


If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, take the following actions:

  • Ask the person if you can help him/her find a safe place to go immediately.
  • If the person needs time, create an action plan with him/her to get to a safe place when he/she is ready.
  • Call and make a report to the human trafficking hotline at 1-888-373-7888. The hotline has language capabilities, so any individual can call directly.
  • If you need more guidance, you can call and talk through the case with USCCB Anti-trafficking program staff at 202-541-3357.