Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides communities with training, outreach and victim services. We recently expanded our presence in the Tampa Bay area as it has been identified as an area at high risk for sex, labor and servitude trafficking.
Human Trafficking involves the commercial exchange and exploitation of humans including forced prostitution and pornography, involuntary labor, servitude and debt bondage. Human trafficking is a growing problem worldwide, recently rising to the second most common criminal activity behind the illegal drug trade. Florida has been identified as a hub for human trafficking activity citing one of the highest incidences of human trafficking in the country. This crime affects all types of individuals, both foreign and domestic. Approximately 14,000 to 18,000 people are trafficked into the U.S. yearly. 80 percent of those trafficked are women and children and 70 percent of those women and children are used in the sex industries.
We help victims of human trafficking by working closely with service providers like yourself to find emergency housing, treat medical and psychological issues and provide other services as needed to help these individuals restore their lives and freedom.
We provide training to law enforcement agencies, medical facilities, faith based, civil and community organizations helping them become aware of and learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of Human Trafficking. We also work very closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco County Sheriff’s offices in investigations and prosecutions of traffickers as well as the rescue and recovery of the victims of human trafficking.