If you are in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area,
Contact the YWCA: 269-3345-5595
Kalamazoo Public Safety: 269-337-8120 Ask for Officer Ryan Shank
Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Office: 269-383-8821 Ask for Detective Sargent April Barfoot
Are you or is someone you know in trouble?
Are you being forced to work against your will?
Are you being paid less than you were promised?
Are you being told you have to pay off a debt before you may stop working?
Are you being forced to work in a job different from what you were promised?
Do your employers keep your identification, passport, money, and/or cell phone?
Are you being forced to perform sexual acts (porn, web cam, stripping, prostitution) against your will?
Have you been convinced to perform sexual acts but you don’t want to anymore?
Do you know anyone in these situations?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions…
Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888 or text: BEFREE (233733). The operators are safe and highly trained to get you the help you need.
There are visas available for people who have been exploited.
There are services available for people who have been exploited.
Please call the above numbers if you are able, or tell someone else to call on your behalf.