Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which people are treated as property, as possessions to be used, controlled, and exploited for the gain of others. Lured by deceit or forced by coercion, victims of trafficking are exploited for commercial, labor, or sexual purposes. Though traffickers typically prey on the most vulnerable, this crime knows no socioeconomic boundsâ€”it takes place in communities rich and poor, urban and suburban, and is not a respecter of ethnicity, race, or economic status. Millions of people are trafficked in countries all over the worldâ€”in third-world countries and wealthy nations, including the United States, the "land of the free."If you are a victim of trafficking or any other form of abuse or exploitation, this site is here to help you. If you know someone who is a victim, or if you suspect someone you know may be, this site functions as a resource for you as well. Whether you need food and shelter, counseling, medical care, legal advice, or other assistance; whether you suspect a case of trafficking and need to know what signs to look for; whether you want to know how you can help; or whether you are simply seeking information, this site exists to provide the resources and information you need.