The Safe Harbour program offers supportive services to youth to age 21 who have been trafficked, exploited or are at risk through case management and prevention education. Safe Harbour also offers trainings to community agencies, medical facilities, schools and the general public to raise public awareness and education on exploitation and trafficking of youth for both sex and labor.
Human trafficking can happen to anyone. Risk factors and possible indicators of trafficking seen with Madison County youth include contact with strangers on the internet, sexual risk taking on social media, having an older and/or controlling significant other, unaccounted money or goods, not attending school regularly, substance use, mental health concerns, involvement with the child welfare system and being a runaway or homeless youth.
For more information or to make a referral, call (315) 366-2548 and ask to speak to Aubrey Kirley.