Shared Hope International (www.sharedhope.org)
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) www.missingkids.com
Survivors Consultation Network www.survivorscn.org
Freedom From Exploitation
The Hope Project
Forgotten Children Inc. www.forgottenchildreninc.com
Saving Innocence www.savinginnocence.org
FAST HOTLINE (877) 455-5115 Hours of Operation Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
FAST understands the anxiety and frustration families experience when they’re loved one is exploited. We can relate to not understanding the process of getting your loved one home, or what the life of sexual exploitation is all about. It is our goal to lend an ear, answer questions, provide consultation and provide guidance for families at their time of need. For this very reason we have a family support line and email response team. If you have questions or concerns please contact our family support team during business hours, or leave a message 24/7 and someone will contact you within 24 hours. If you have an emergency and are in need of immediate assistance, please contact the Human Trafficking Hotline 888-3737-888.
FAST provides consultation to families that suspect their loved one is involved in sexual exploitation. We assist families in identifying the signs of sexual exploitation, while working together with the family and other agencies to create a safe and empowering exit plan for the survivor.
Oftentimes families have no clue on how to identify, report, or respond to sexual exploitation and that is where FAST aims to fill the gap, by educating families on the indicators of sexual exploitation and how to effectively address them. If a family member is under the age of 18, and has been confirmed as being involved in sexual exploitation, they are automatically identified as a victim. For adults 18 and over, the elements of force, fraud, and coercion must be present, which can sometimes deter family members from reporting. In some cases, families are in need of support while they wait for their loved one to make the decision to receive help – we understand and have family partners tO walk through the process with families in need of support.
Online Family Support Groups and Family Workshops
Family support groups are held via internet once a month. Families are provided an atmosphere of support, understanding and education on many subjects addressing sexual exploitation. Questions are answered and resources provided.
Phenomenal Families Empowerment Days
Our Family Empowerment Days were created to engage and celebrate the families we serve and families affected by sex trafficking. Picnics, Amusement Parks, and Pool parties are just a few ways we celebrate. Stay tuned for our next event!
Phenomenal Families Intervention Curriculum Coming January 2019
We are here to listen and not to judge those who are still involved in exploitation. It is important to allow survivors the opportunity to accept empowerment at their own pace, but also provide an atmosphere that mirrors support, understanding, structure, and hope.
Survivor Education and Empowerment
FAST offers a 10- week Sexual Exploitation Course that can be facilitated 1 on 1, or in a group. This course examines the mind control elements of sexual exploitation, while using video with survivors that have overcome the life of exploitation to share their experiences before, during and after “the life”.
FAST has partnered with survivor leaders across the U.S. to provide survivor advocacy to those involved in sexual exploitation and to survivors in need of survivor support. We believe that it is through partnerships and networking that we can create a platform of empowerment throughout the U.S. for survivors of sexual exploitation.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS INVOLVED IN ANY FORM OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION/PROSTITUTION, AND IS NEED OF SOMEONE TO TALK TOO, OR INFORMATION ABOUT EXITING ‘THE LIFE’ CALL OR TEXT (877) 455-9115.
OUR TRAINED SURVIVOR MENTORS ARE HERE FOR SUPPORT.