It's a New Day in Public Health.
The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
The Florida Department of Health is taking a public health approach to combatting human trafficking. Given the diverse populations the Department serves, there is great potential for victims of human trafficking to come into contact with the Department. The Department is committed to moving from awareness to action in its efforts to eradicate human trafficking in Florida.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining, by any means, a person for labor or services involving forced labor, slavery or servitude in any industry, such as forced or coerced participation in agriculture, prostitution, manufacturing, or other industries or in domestic service or marriage (Freedom Network, based on the federal criminal law definitions of trafficking).
Look Beneath the Surface
Learn more about human trafficking and raise community awareness through the Look Beneath the Surface campaign by the Office on Trafficking in Persons an Office of the Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Human Services.
How to helpChildren and adults can be victims of human trafficking. "If you see something, say something."
- Contact the Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873) to report known or suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment; and known or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
- To report Human Trafficking to law enforcement in Florida, call 1-855-FLA-SAFE.
- To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, call 1-888-373-7888.
- Text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE): To get help for victims and surviviors of human trafficking or to connect with local services.
- Visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline online at: https://humantraffickinghotline.org.