Helping victims of human trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the world's darkest crimes, where people prey on the most vulnerable. And when victims escape, they need support getting back to a normal life. If you've been a victim of human trafficking, Bethany is here to help.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery

Human trafficking is the exploitation of a human being through the means of force, fraud, or coercion, with the goal of benefiting from the victim's labor or sexual commerce.

Those at the highest risk of trafficking include undocumented immigrants, migrant workers, or foreign born persons solicited into coming to the United States to pursue education or work opportunities.

Trafficking may seem like an issue that only exists elsewhere, but victims are often hidden in plain sight. And when they leave or escape, they need support from people in their community who care about their health and well-being.

woman looks out of window as she's captured in human trafficking system

How we help

Bethany provides support to trafficking survivors and their families through our Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (TVAP). The program offers access to basic resources—at no cost—including food, clothing, housing, employment, and more.

Learn about our program

Program Benefits

Survivors who meet the criteria for our program can receive help with:

  • Rent and utilities
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Pre-paid phones or phone cards
  • Employment
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Translation or interpretation
  • English language classes
  • Child care
  • Family reunification
  • Identification documents
  • Safety concerns
  • Enrollment in public benefits


Services are available for trafficking survivors who:

  • Were born outside of the United States
  • Are not U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or refugees


Our Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (TVAP) is a no-cost service. The program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Trafficking in Person, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

Have you or someone you know been trafficked?

Support and resources are available. Learn more about our Trafficking Victims Assistance Program, or send a referral, by contacting us today.