UN says more children and men falling prey to traffickers amid migration crisis

The recent United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime “Global Report on Trafficking in Persons” finds the global movement of refugees and migrants has left men and boys more vulnerable to Human Trafficking exploitation.    Although women and girls trafficked for marriage or sexual slavery account for more than 70% of human trafficking victims, the UN report stated “The largest increase in the number of refugees and migrants since the aftermath of the Second World War has left children and men more vulnerable to Human Trafficking exploitation”.   The report found that men and boys are typically exploited for indentured labor, soldiers, the sale of human organs, and many other dimensions of modern slavery.”

Help Hope4Justice work together with other anti-human trafficking partners, because “it is impossible for us to close our eyes to evil, to be indifferent to the cry of the needy, the oppressed and exploited.”

When: March 1, 2017, 9 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221
What: Highly acclaimed speakers and key players in King County's successful implementation of the Nordic Model will show how King County has become  a national example for decreasing sex trafficking.
Note: There is NO charge for this conference! Continental breakfast & light lunch included.
RSVP: dianegoetz4@comcast.net. Please include: Name, telephone #, County & Organization

Learn concrete steps our county can take against sex trafficking!  

You're invited to attend the 3rd Annual Walk in My Shoes Gala, a fundraising event to benefit Engedi Refuge Ministries.  Enjoy a plated dinner, Raise the Paddle fundraiser, a Raffle, and compelling messages from a Sex Trafficking Survivor, Engedi Refuge Co-founder Aaron Newcomb, and local football star, Jake Locker.  The event will be held on March 11, 2017 at the Lakeway Four Points Sheraton. Purchase your reservations at www.engedirefuge.com or reserve a seat by calling (360) 922-7600.

You're invited to attend the 3rd Annual Walk in My Shoes Gala, a fundraising event to benefit Engedi Refuge Ministries.  Enjoy a plated dinner, Raise the Paddle fundraiser, a Raffle, and compelling messages from a Sex Trafficking Survivor, Engedi Refuge Co-founder Aaron Newcomb, and local football star, Jake Locker.  The event will be held on March 11, 2017 at the Lakeway Four Points Sheraton.

Purchase your reservations at www.engedirefuge.com or reserve a seat by calling (360) 922-7600.

                     March 9-10, 2017 Purchase a Coffee Break for your office!  Purchase $5 coupons to give to friends, family, and clients!  Visit any Woods Coffee location in Whatcom or Skagit Counties on Friday, March 10th!   Get Involved! Help Rebound of Whatcom Countyconnect, empower, and restore our community's most vulnerable families. Rebound programs build relationships, teach skills, provide resources and offer advocacy to under-resourced families.

                     March 9-10, 2017

Purchase a Coffee Break for your office!  Purchase $5 coupons to give to friends, family, and clients!  Visit any Woods Coffee location in Whatcom or Skagit Counties on Friday, March 10th!   Get Involved!
Help Rebound of Whatcom Countyconnect, empower, and restore our community's most vulnerable families. Rebound programs build relationships, teach skills, provide resources and offer advocacy to under-resourced families.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out with the Rebound Dinner last Thursday night; including Chris's special cup cakes.