Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative

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Just saw this in the Washington Post? Curious, if you were inviated and if you are going.
Your, and other, organizations are doing a great job getting the word out and educating us about how to identify human trafficking and where to reach out for help. QUESTION: what is being done to remove the "market" for the these children who are slaves to the sex trade? This is taking place in our communities, as you point out in the programs you present. To me, that means there are people we see about town (perhaps men we know) who keep this "business" going by patronizing it. I have not heard about the law pursuing those who pay for the use of someone for sex. Is it against the law to procure sex? (at all) or with a minor? Thanks for any info you can give on this.
Hey everybody! I wanted to personally invite you to take a look at what my wife has been working so hard on lately to help women who have been rescued from sex trafficking! It would really mean a lot to me if you just took a few minutes to watch a video and consider backing her kickstarter. If you can’t at this time it’s totally cool. You could always share it with your friends! I would really appreciate it! Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing what happens!
Inside information about “Gangstalking” and “Gangstalkers” (Avoid Winnipeg Canada by any means. Do not let anyone you never met convince you to go) Most, if not all Gangstalkers are hired by Scientologists. They are directly affiliated with the Church of Scientology. Gangstalkers are funded by Scientologists below low wages to stalk one person illegally and torture said person until they are either outstripped completely, isolated, and homeless. They drive around with Neurophones and their own mobile network, intoxicated off of synthetic drugs and cocaine abuses to keep themselves awake and focused on abusing their target. They drive around a 5 mile radius around the target with their neurophones aimed at their targets and they harass and abuse the person Into submission. What these guys are doing is “fair gaming” (google the definition) and an illegal pyramid scheme where they trick you into becoming their debt slave, for little to no money. They are workers sent from Scientology to electronically abuse/torture, and traffick new members that has submitted to be their “warloot” into their organization to sell their overly priced and almost impossible to sell products. The commission that they pay Gangstalkers is not worth the time or risk. It’s the easiest way to destroy your life, healthy relationships and careers. It’s more of a punishment than an opportunity, do not be fooled into becoming apart of this, it’s not worth it or rewarding!! If you can track these people with emf readers or other devices, then more likely then not, you can find them in their cars near you. If we can find the ones on foot around us, then we can press charges against them and finally put an end to this ridiculous and terrible program. There is a lawsuit coming together, but we need to hit them with everything we got by disclosing anything and everything we know about them. The ending to this covert chaos is nearing! Don’t let up!
As a remote employee, one of my daily distractions is having soaps in the background for an hour break. I find it interesting that The Young and the Restless is currently addressing human sex trafficking as one of its story lines. Great awareness participation by the network.
My Name is Jabali Smith. I'm a trafficking survivor and Author. Please see my Website. [email protected] My new book SLAVE: A Human Trafficking Survivor Finds Life, Is Available Now at Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.com Links below: https://www.amazon.com/SLAVE-Jabali-Smith/dp/0996295143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498765834&sr=8-1&keywords=9780996295147 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slave-jabali-smith/1126499125?ean=9780996295147 I'm available for appearances, book signings and Motivational Speaking engagements, PM me if interested or email: [email protected] I look forward to working with all of you ! Jabali
Free issue on Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery (Ed, Siddharth Kara): http://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/issue/view/63
Celebrating the 6th anniversary of what became NoVA HTI. Shown below is the team commissioned by the Loudoun Pastors Consortium (LPC) who issued recommendations on 'gaps' that churches were uniquely positioned to fill.
Great talk at Reston Bible Church about the prevalence of human trafficking in the Northern Virginia area, and things we all can do to combat this terrible problem victimizing so many people.

Our mission is to prevent human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, disrupt related networks, and restore those impacted.

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NOVA HTI) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization based out of Northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiatives (NOVA HTI)] mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, advocacy, prayer, and victim services. We are a 501(c)(3) organization based in Northern Virginia. Find out more about us, and see how you can get involved, at: www.novahti.com

Mission: Our mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, prayer, partnerships, intervention, and victim services.

Did we mention there was a GIVEAWAY? ⭐️ For all those who have donated $5 and for all who will donate $5 in honor of any woman who has made an impact in their life through May, you will be entered to win this survivor made necklace.
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This necklace is from New Creation, an amazing nonprofit creatively counteracting trafficking by offering survivor made goods and fair trade accessories in thier shops, as well as providing prevention education on and rescue from human trafficking.
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Be sure to get entered to win by donating $5 in honor of an amazing woman in your life 💟 Mom + Grandma + Sister + Aunt + Friends

Text “give $5 Mothers” to 833-976-0590 or novahti.com/donate
#foragoodcause #endhumantrafficking #shoplocal #giveaway #HonorMothers

forbes.com

Child Exploitation Complaints Rise 106% To Hit 2 Million In Just One Month: Is COVID-19 To Blame?

There’s been a huge spike in reports of online child sexual exploitation during the time of COVID-19. Learn more on Forbes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/04/24/child-exploitation-complaints-rise-106-to-hit-2-million-in-just-one-month-is-covid-19-to-blame/#42543294c9cc

forbes.com There’s been a huge spike in complaints of child exploitation material, but the links to COVID-19 aren’t yet clear.

How We are Honoring Moms

For all the times our moms have remembered the little things, surprise her with honoring her for all that she does. We will be showing appreciation all month long for these phenomenal women in our lives.

Happy Mother’s Day! 💐

If you would like to honor your Mom in donating $5, text "give $5 Mothers" to 833-976-0590 or go to novahti.com/donate.

Comment below the name of your Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt or Friend who has made an impact in your life & want to honor

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Thank You From Our Survivors

A huge thank to our partners for their generosity. You are truly making a difference in the lives of our amazing survivors. Today we just want to say thank you! #makingadifference

Did you hear? We were able to meet all of our survivors needs in April! That's right, we are celebrating!🎉

Thank you to all who made this possible! We would love to invite you to help support these amazing survivors in May.

You can give by texting "give $ covid"
to 833-976-0590 or novahti.com/donate

#celebratethewins

wjla.com

Over two dozen D.C area men arrested in 'COVID CRACKDOWN' sexual predator sting

Incredible work done by our local law enforcement!

"Due to area school closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, children in the area have had an increased online presence as distance learning becomes the new normal. Police say this inadvertently places them at a higher risk for exploitation."

https://wjla.com/news/local/covid-crackdown-sexual-predator-sting-virginia

wjla.com Over two dozen men were arrested by Fairfax County Police earlier this month in a sting dubbed "Operation COVID Crackdown" aiming to identify and apprehend sexual predators who use online platforms as a means to exploit children. In total, 30 men ranging in ages from 20 to 74 were arrested and charg...

Thank you so much for being a part of our Survivors Speak posts. Our hope + prayer is that these encouraging words from our strong survivors will urge and inspire strength within those entrapped. Please feel free to continue to share their words.

There is help waiting for you, you are not alone, and we are here for you.

The U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, just like NOVA-HTI, is still open ready to receive your call 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Call at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733). #SurvivorsSpeak #endhumantrafficking #notalone

"I think the best way to avoid being afraid is for someone to tell us not to be afraid and that everything will be fine.

When one is a victim of traffic, the aggressor or aggressors make us feel helpless, they cause us fear, threaten us and make us so fragile, to the point of feeling guilty of everything that happens to us.

For a long time I thought that everything that happened to me was my fault that I deserved that, but no more! ... I decided to seek help and I found NOVA-HTI.

The light in that dark tunnel with no way out. They not only helped me get out of all that, they also helped me when I was out of it after all I lived, I regret not having done it before.

They not only make me feel supported, but I also feel safe protected with them. Having NOVA-HTI is really something incredible that I can trust as much as I never did before, really if I could share everything they have done for me I think it would not end today!

... Please do not let anyone erase your smile or let someone abuse you in any aspect. Do not let them blame you for the damage they do to you. Every woman has great value and we all deserve to be heard and NOVA-HTI is that voice that speaks for us.

NOVA-HTI for me is my strength, voice, and my hope and when I have felt that I am alone that I cannot take it anymore, that's when NOVA HTI always appears.

I would like to be able to tell each one of the people who go through this or that they are still in, it that seeking help will always be the best.

NOVA-HTI will never leave you alone believe me! ... I wish I could say everything that my heart feels every time I talk about NOVA HTI, there are not enough words to say how wonderful they are and how much I love and appreciate them thank you very much "

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733). #SurvivorsSpeak #endhumantrafficking #notalone

"My dear sisters, the hardest call I ever made was to the national trafficking hotline. I was terrified, wasn't even sure if what happened to me qualified, or even if anything really had happened to me.

You are not going to be able to process even the beginning questions without help. It's scary because it's genuinely scary. It's ok to be scared, but I'm so glad I didn't have to do it alone.

Seriously, call. Not sure? Call. It's only compassion on the other end and it changed my life forever."

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733). #SurvivorsSpeak #endhumantrafficking #notalone

"To a person still in the life: I’d want to tell them that what they are going through is not their fault and that there is help available. I’d tell her that she should go to the police and get help or reach out to a family member.

The world doesn't hate you and I’m sure your family misses you. This is not the life for you, it doesn't feel right because it isn’t right!

Your life is precious, and you deserve so much more. Get out now while you can. I know it is a terrifying situation and you are afraid but the longer you stay there, the harder it’s going to be and more dangerous as well."

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733). #SurvivorsSpeak #endhumantrafficking #havecourage #notalone

"I have respect for everything NOVA-HTI is doing. They are giving girls like me hope (hope that never used to exist!)

The ability to follow our dreams and make something of our lives. Reach out for help today."

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733). #SurvivorsSpeak #endhumantrafficking #havecourage #notalone

"Take my hand just for a second trust me, listen to me. I know this is hard, I know you think it’s your fault, and I know you think there’s no way out.

But there are so many people ready and waiting for you. You can do this! I promise it’s worth it. You do not deserve what is being done to you.

It’s time now to stand tall and stand out for you and no one else.

I was walking in your shoes not too long ago and I took a stand, I made the decision to choose freedom and so can you.

So please if anything try, just try! I’m rooting for you and I know you can do this!"

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733). #SurvivorsSpeak #endhumantrafficking #havecourage #stepout #notalone

Words Of Encouragement: (Post 2/2)

The freedom I am feeling now, I want other women to feel.

However, in order to feel this freedom, you must release the pain by first seeking help from the police department and organizations like NOVA-HTI; second, you must talk about what and how you are feeling, share what makes you comfortable; and third forgiving yourself.

Most importantly, please stop blaming yourself, it was not your fault, you have nothing to be ashamed of. You are beautiful inside and out, a child of God who is loved by God.

Seek God, open up and pour out your heart to God. Cry, scream, and yell, it is okay.

Again, you are not alone, you can and will be healed. You deserve to be happy and free.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733).

#SurvivorsSpeak #reachoutforhelp #notalone #freedom #humantrafficking

Why I Am Speaking Out: (Post 1/2)

I believe having a platform like Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative – NOVA-HTI, will help so many women who have been victimized from human trafficked or sexually abused become free from the pain, shame and guilt of their past or what they may be going through now, as well as to let them know they are not alone and we stand together.

Just like you I too was sexually abused and human trafficked by my mother and it took years before I could even trust anyone to open up to and tell what I was put through.

However, I took a chance and with the help of God, the right people came into my life whom I was able to talk too about what happened to me and by God’s Grace and Mercy, was able to get my life back and now I’m able to say that I am a Survivor chosen by God to share my life to give hope to the victims so they too can become Survivors.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733).

#SurvivorsSpeak #reachoutforhelp #notalone #humantrafficking

”From one survivor to another I want you to hear me when I say I believe you, I know what you are going through, and I have seen the other side and trust me it is worth fighting for!

Fight for a life where people treat you with respect, truly care about YOU, love you for you and not what you have to offer.

It’s time for you to take back what’s yours and choose freedom! There are people ready to help you if you let them.

Please you can do this! I did and it saved my life.”

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733).

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"From one survivor to another I want you to know that you are worthy of so much more than what is happening to you right now!

This is an extremely difficult time especially for us who know what uncertainty feels like on a regular basis.

There are people who care so much about you and who want to help you if you let them. I encourage you trust just a little bit and take the first step.

I promise you that is the only step you will have to take alone.

The team at NOVA-HTI is not there to judge you but to meet you where you are, to cry with you, to be that support, to protect you, to show you what it’s like to be truly cared for and loved! They are on your side myself included.

You can do this! It won’t be easy but it’s possible, and if you are reading this, I already know you are a fighter. So, fight a little longer because you deserve so much more.

We are in this together!"

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733).

#SurvivorsSpeak #humantrafficking #befree

We have BIG news coming up! We are starting a series of survivor made posts. Our hope + prayer is that these will give those trapped in situations the strength and courage to reach out for help. Many things are closed right now, but you know what’s not? NOVA-HTI and the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline. The hotline continues to stay open 24 hours a day + 7 days a week.

We need your help: We are asking you to share these posts in hopes of reaching someone who needs to see them. If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BeFree(233733).

#endhumantrafficking #SurvivorsSpeak #havecourage #reachout #youarenotalone

Today was a fun day, as we made deliveries to our survivors!

We asked the survivors if they had prayer requests that we could pray for on the spot. As we ended prayer for the first survivor we visited, she was wiping tears from her cheeks and said, “I have never had a team of people help me before.”

NOTE: We gave out our last grocery store gift card today. Gift cards we need help providing are:

Walmart, Aldi, Giant, Lidl, and Safeway

To give, text "give $ covid" to 833-976-0590, visit novahti.com/donate, or call 703-634-6061.

abcactionnews.com

Nonprofit offering online training to parents, teens to prevent sex trafficking

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If you would like to help our clients/survivors during this difficult time, you can do so by texting "give $ covid" to 833-976-0590 or novahti.com/donate.

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endsexualexploitation.org

Teen Vogue Encouraging Minors to Sexually Exploit Themselves on Snapchat

Internet awareness post for parents of teens--

Teen Vogue has been using Snapchat to encourage teens to sext (a.k.a. create child sexual abuse material of themselves). This has also been promoted on Snapchat Discover.

For more internet safety tips, visit https://www.novahti.com/trafficking-resources

endsexualexploitation.org Teen Vogue used Snapchat to encourage teens to sext (a.k.a. create child sexual abuse material of themselves) and it was promoted on Snapchat Discover.

Help bring services and support to local survivors. Got to https://www.novahti.com/donate

[03/28/20]   Internet awareness post for parents of teens--

Teen Vogue used Snapchat to encourage teens to sext (a.k.a. create child sexual abuse material of themselves) and it was promoted on Snapchat Discover.

https://endsexualexploitation.org/articles/teen-vogue-and-snapchat-encourage-minors-to-sexually-exploit-themselves/

technical.ly

GMU and Blue Compass Strategies are hosting a virtual hackathon to combat human trafficking - Technical.ly DC

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technical.ly Scheduled for March 28 to 29, the #ExpeditionHacks event is calling on developers to create tech solutions to combat human trafficking or assist its victims.

Looking for ways to help?
The survivors we serve are in need of gift cards for:

Walmart, Lidl, Aldi’s, Safeway, Giant

Our mailing address: https://www.novahti.com/contact
Thank you!

Do you know the four key components of our NOVA-HTI Survivor Services Team?

1) Intake
2) Needs Assessment
3) Service Planning
4) Monitoring & Evaluation

All done in partnership with the Survivor(s).

https://www.novahti.com/victim-services

A quick update: As many businesses and schools are closing or limiting services our Survivor Services Team is busy caring for the needs of the survivors we serve. Thank you to all of our partners who make our services and support possible through generous donations! You are a Champion in this fight and we appreciate you!

Examples of what your giving may provide during this crisis:
Rent, utilities, food, transportation, childcare, medical care, medicine, counseling, case management, etc.
Please consider donating by texting "give $ covid" to 833-976-0590 or http://novahti.com/donate.

The National Center of Sexual Exploitation has stated that the online sex industry is exploiting the social distancing and COVID-19 pandemic, continuing "to shamelessly leverage the world’s fight against COVID-19 for its own profit."

Be a prayer partner with us regarding this situation:
https://www.novahti.com/prayer

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Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiatives (NOVA-HTI) mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, prayer, partnerships, intervention, and victim services. We are a 501(c)(3) organization based in Northern Virginia. Find out more about us, and see how you can get involved, at: www.novahti.com

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