Human Trafficking Exists
We can fight back.
Houston is a Hub
Situated near an international border, acting as a major international travel hub, and supporting an incredibly diverse labor force—Houston has become one of the most intense regions for human trafficking. But we’re also one of the most strategic and collaborative communities fighting against it!
It’s estimated that human trafficking generates $150 billion every year in illegal profits.
From escort services, pornography and illicit massage businesses to brothels and outdoor solicitation; sex trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion to induce another individual to perform commercial sex.
Environments with lower-skilled labor like agriculture, domestic work, restaurants and cleaning services are vulnerable to labor trafficking in which individuals are induced to work through force, fraud, or coercion.
According to the International Labour Organization, over 40 million people are trapped in slavery on any given day.
in forced labor
in sex trafficking
in forced marriage
Ready to take action?
We need people like you to put their heads, hearts and expertise into the fight against human trafficking.
A 2nd Cup Development Director, Kathryn Rogers, speaks with Maranda Harris, LMSW, about Juneteenth and the importance of racial justice and its impact on human trafficking. Maranda Harris is a Houston-based social worker and advocate currently using her skills and experience to empower young girls of color across Houston in her work as Program…