Gridlock Ministries, Inc.

Creating gridlock in human trafficking and eliminating roadblocks to recovery.

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 It's time to start packing our
"Beauty for Ashes"
Thanksgiving Gift Baskets!
This year, Gridlock Ministries will distribute 300 baskets to girls and women who are  survivors of  trafficking, commercial exploitation and sexual abuse.
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Are You ready to
S
tep Up
against
 TRAFFICKING?

Join our "Step on the Bus" campaign!

 Want to learn more about human trafficking
in your world, your nation & your city?
Watch the videos below, then 
contact us to
find out how you can make a difference.

 
 
 Internationally...
  • 27 million people are enslaved worldwide.
  • Human trafficking claims nearly 4 million new victims each year.
  • 600,000-800,000 are trafficked across international borders. 
  • Human trafficking generates $32 billion per year, second only to drug trafficking.
 In the US...
  • The US is the 2nd most popular destination in the world for trafficked women and girls. 
  • Nearly 20,000 people are trafficked into the US each year from other countries.
  • More than 50% of the people trafficked in the US are children.
 
 
 In Chicagoland...
  • 16,000-25,000 women and girls are trafficked every year. 
  • One third of trafficked girls are forced into prostitution by age 15.
  • Massage parlors and strip clubs are often fronts for trafficking.
  • Warring gangs are now banding together to traffic girls locally.
 In New York City...
  • Nearly 12,000 victims of sex trafficking have been identified, 50%  of whom are children.
  • 70% of people arrested for prostitution in Mid-town Manhattan are forcibly trafficked.
  • Cab drivers are often hired by traffickers to  deliver young victims to child predators.

 

 

  In Metro DC...
  • DC is one of the largest US trafficking hubs for sex and forced labor.
  • Thomas Circle is a known trafficking site for underage girls.
  • Traffickers kidnap or coerce most local victims from malls.
  • The average entry age for victims of forced prostitution is 12-14.
  • Diplomatic immunity prevents officials from searching embassies for trafficking victims.
 In San Diego County...
  • The National Institute of Justice has identi-fied more than 38,000 victims of trafficking in San Diego County.
  • Girls barely in their teens are trafficked to drug lords and sold to fund illegal operations. 
  • San Diego is part of a trafficking circuit that includes LA, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
  • Local girls are traffick-ed into Mexico daily. 

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