Human Trafficking Resources for Victims & Survivors
If you or someone you know is:
- Forced to work.
- Not allowed breaks or experiences unusual work restrictions.
- Is unpaid or paid very little.
- Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
- Experiences verbal, physical and/or psychological abuse, or threats of, by their supervisor, manager or boss.
Support and assistance is available. Services are available to victims, survivors and individuals impacted by labor and/or sex trafficking. Support and assistance is also available to individuals who may be at-risk or have been hurt or harmed by a different crime.
Services may include:
- Support and assistance with meeting your self-identified needs.
- Support in-person or over the phone.
- Support accessing food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care.
- Assistance with safety and support planning.
- Assistance with understanding your rights and options.
- Assistance with understanding the criminal justice system, if needed.
What does this cost? Is it safe to call?
What you share with service providers is completely up to you and will be kept private. (Non-profit organizations in the State of Washington are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect. If an individual is at-risk of harming themselves or someone else, this information may also be reported to law enforcement.) Non-profit organizations and Tribes funded by OCVA to provide services to individuals hurt or harmed (victims of crime) provide FREE support and assistance. The links below also provide information on free support and assistance statewide.
- U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline (Live Chat web, 1-888-373-7888, Text “BeFree” 233733)
- Crime Victim Service Center Hotline – (888) 288-9221, available 9-5, M-F through June 2022.
- Washington State Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) Hotline – (206) 245-0782
- Washington State Support and Assistance – www.watraffickinghelp.org
- Statewide contact list (PDF)
The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) uses a person-centered approach that acknowledges and respects the human rights of all people who have been hurt or harmed. OCVA funds programs that serve people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and other types of crimes. To see what resources are available in your area, visit the OCVA portion of this website.
What is crime victim compensation (CVC)?
CVC is a program within Labor and Industries (L&I) that provides resources for individuals who may have been injured or traumatized as a result of a violent crime in Washington State.
Applications are available in nine languages: Crime Victims Forms & Publications (wa.gov).
English – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Hindi – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Urdu – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Chinese – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Korean – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Spanish – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Thai – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Vietnamese – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Punjabi – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
Tagalog – Crime Victims Compensation Fact Sheet PDF
If you have questions about CVC and the application call 1-800-762-3716 (toll free, interpreters are available) or visit https://lni.wa.gov/claims/crime-victim-claims/apply-for-crime-victim-benefits/.
- Training for Hotel Associates – ECPAT-USA
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (web)
- SOAR-Stop. Observe. Ask. Respond to Human Trafficking: A Training for Health Care and Social Service Providers (web)
- Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (web)
- WashACT (web)
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (web)
- Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (web)
- Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (web)
- Washington Coalition of Crime Victims Advocates (web)
- HEAL Trafficking – Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage (web)