September 30, 2021: our next Gateway to Fr33dom VIRTUAL Human Trafficking workshop. Click the link below to register.
Now is the time to register for the upcoming workshop. It will be broadcast via Zoom. Gateway to Fr33dom is Florida’s Circuit Three group combatting human trafficking.
Make sure you are signed up! CEUs available (contact us for more information)
Click the link below to take advantage of Shared Hope International’s free training offerings. This is quality training from a well-respected organization.
Since October, 4,000+ Florida truckers have signed up to become #HighwayHeroes and been trained to help combat human trafficking.— FLHSMV (@FLHSMV) May 18, 2021
As commercial drivers travel our state, delivering goods and staying alert to nefarious behavior, please extend common courtesy and #ShareTheRoadFL. pic.twitter.com/BYPKiDBbRW
• SHI Ambassador
• Community Engagement Specialist
• Community Development Administrator
Our Fourth Annual Human Trafficking Symposium will be held via Zoom this year. Click here to register:
All the information you need is on the registration page!
Please see our landing page for information this year’s Gateway to Fr33dom symposium. Register today!
Yesterdays’ Symposium was met with great success. Comments include people learning so much, identifying people they are already working with as human trafficking victims, and hearing a survivor’s perspective for the first time. 178 people attended yesterday to show their support in ending Human Trafficking.
We learned about internet safety for our children, how to build rapport with victims, about the anti-trafficking efforts in the state of Florida, and how we can actively help end trafficking by doing simple things in our day to day lives.
A special thank you to the Columbia High School Thespian Group #2934 for sharing their pantomime depicting the realities of trafficking in our country. Also, thank you to the Outreach & Awareness subcommittee of the Gateway to Fr33dom Human Trafficking Task Force for planning yesterday’s activities and to the Columbia County School District for donating the venue.
-Leslie Hersey, Community Engagement Specialist, LSF Health Systems
In November Shared Hope International, a leading anti-Human Trafficking organization, released State grades in relation to the efforts to combat Human Trafficking in each State. The link below is Florida’s grade and explanation of how it was calculated.
You may ask, “How does Florida compare to other States?” Florida and North Carolina are tied at seventh. What does that mean? It means we have a lot of work to do to protect, rescue, and restore the most vulnerable among us. – Pete Garbacki, Shared Hope International Ambassador/Circuit Five Human Trafficking Symposium Planning Team