Program Description

The NHTRC is a toll-free, national hotline for the human trafficking field in the United States and is reached by calling 888-373-7888 or emailing nhtrc@polarisproject.org. The NHTRC provides urgent assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The purpose of the NHTRC is to increase the identification and protection of human trafficking victims in the United States by providing callers with a range of services, including crisis intervention; urgent and non-urgent service referrals; tip reporting to appropriate local, State, or Federal law enforcement authorities; and comprehensive resources, training, and technical assistance for the human trafficking field and those who wish to get involved.

The NHTRC is able to connect community members with additional tools to raise awareness and combat human trafficking in their local areas, as well as guide service providers and law enforcement personnel in their work with potential trafficking victims. To perform these functions, the NHTRC maintains a national database of organizations and individuals working in the anti-trafficking field, as well as a library of available anti-trafficking resources and materials. To view these materials, access online trainings, or report tips online, go to the NHTRC website.

General Program Requirements

Anyone can contact the NHTRC for assistance.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

There is no application process.

Program Contact Information

Sherri Harris
Program Specialist
sherri.harris@acf.hhs.gov
202-260-9319

Additional Information

Length of ProgramThis program will end in FY16 but the hotline will continue.
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)About 20,000 a year
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedDirect service
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeMandatory
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number534
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes

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