Human trafficking advocacy group, Polaris has created a global database called Global Modern Slavery Directory to connect victims with agencies that provide services and help. The group released a report recently documenting various agencies across the world. Victims can search the database to find a nearby agency. Where victims previously may have experienced difficulty finding help, the website will provide instant network of agencies, phone numbers, addresses, and resources. Some of the Minnesota agencies listed included International Institute of Minnesota, Breaking Free Inc., Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and The Advocates for Human Rights.
These agencies provide a variety of services. The Advocates for Human Rights, located at 330 2nd Ave S, Suite 800, Minneapolis, Minnesota, can help provide victims with legal counsel. Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, at 2300 15th Avenue S, Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers many services, including case management, psychological support, education, and shelter. Breaking Free, Inc. provides shelter, education, psychological support, and outreach, and is located at 778 University Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. International Institute of Minnesota, at 1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota offers translation, crisis services, psychological support, and transportation services.
To find an agency near you, visit http://www.globalmodernslavery.org/