Who We Are

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery. As a member of Talitha Kum International, we are connected to a global network of women religious working to end human trafficking.

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What We Do

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking works to end human trafficking through providing educational resources, giving presentations, raising awareness, and engaging in advocacy at the state and federal level. We support survivors of human trafficking in healing and thriving through direct services such as providing shelter, counseling, spiritual support, job placement, and educational scholarships.

Click on Education, Survivor Services, or Advocacy to find out more about each program area.

Survivor Services



Breaking Barriers to End Human Trafficking

Join U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking for our Annual Conference in Chicago this year! Mark your calendar and register for September 28-30. Reconnect with friends and colleagues, share ideas, exchange information, and learn more about efforts to end human trafficking. Workshops will include:

  • Sextortion & Human Trafficking
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Child Labor & Human Trafficking
  • Legal Panel


VIEW AGENDA AND REGISTER TODAY for this amazing event where we will celebrate our 10th Anniversary and launch our new name and initiatives. Become part of this growing collaboration where, together, we can end human trafficking!

Be part of our movement by joining as one of our event sponsors.

Human Trafficking and Forced Migration

The U.S. Department of State estimates that over 70% of persons trafficked in the United States each year are immigrants.” (Human Trafficking Institute) People on the move or recently arrived are at particular risk of exploitation by human traffickers. Human Trafficking and Forced Migration

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) and the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (NAC), faith-based networks that work to end human trafficking, deplore the increase in human trafficking in the United States and around the world, some of which results from unprecedented forced migration.

Visit our Forced Migration page.

Human Trafficking Basics

Get familiar with the basics of Human Trafficking.

Impact on Human Trafficking

+20,000 Reached

In 2022, USCSAHT reached more than 20,000 people through exhibiting and presenting at local and national conferences.

50 Million

It is estimated there are 50 million victims of human trafficking around the world including both labor and sex trafficking.

+100 Survivors

USCSAHT members serve over 100 survivors of human trafficking each year through local shelters and outreach programs.

Read the Stop Trafficking Newsletter

The Stop Trafficking newsletter promotes awareness of human trafficking, provides best practices in advocacy, and recommends actions to counter human trafficking and empower survivors.

Read the latest Stop Trafficking newsletter here.

Latest News

Arielle Borges Wins Moser Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship

September 21, 2023
Holmdel’s Arielle Borges is a young lady with a vision. The 18-year-old recent graduate of Holmdel High School has been making films since she was 15. In her short career, she has earned numerous awards including The Scholastic Gold Key for her Social Impact Film Portfolio, comprising three films dealing with social issues: “Stars,” “Traffic” ...
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The Slow Resurrection of God’s Most Wounded Ones

September 17, 2023
A shelter founded by a priest for teenage girls who have escaped from human trafficking is directly engaged in the battle for souls.
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Shining A Spotlight On The Catholic Sisters Fighting Human Trafficking

September 14, 2023
More than 50 years later, Kris still remembers the face of Satan. She never meant to meet him. The encounter came after she, at 18 years old, hopped off a train in Chicago while working her way east toward the Woodstock Music Festival. At the station, she said, one of his recruiters approached her. Within ...
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National Human Trafficking Hotline

In the United States:

Call: 1-888-373-7888

Text: “BeFree” (233733)

24 hours, 7 days a week  •  Toll free and confidential  •  English, Spanish and 200 more languages

**Please note: U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is not a reporting agency. We do not operate the hotline or take tips. If you suspect trafficking is taking place or have an emergency, please call local law enforcement or the National Human Trafficking Hotline immediately at 1-888-373-7888 to report what you know. In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

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