About Rescue

The average age of a trafficked girl is 12. Most of us have heard about human trafficking, but few of us know what it actually means or looks like on the streets of Northeast Ohio. Neglect, abductions, grooming, abuse, coercion – the truth is horrifying. The state of Ohio ranks 4th highest in call volume to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

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We strongly believe in the power of prayer.
 
Sign up to be one of our 10,000 prayer warriors in Northeast Ohio and commit to praying for the human sex trafficking crisis in our community. Pray for an end to human trafficking and also for healing for victims. No need to go anywhere special to pray. Simply commit to praying wherever you are and whenever you can.
 

Serve Our Partner Ministries

We are partnered with a variety of Christ-centered ministries throughout Northeast Ohio who share our passion to address physical, mental, and spiritual needs in our community.
 
View volunteer opportunities in our area and sign up to learn more about trafficking and help support our community.
 
 
Warning Signs

Signs of Risk

It’s hard to even imagine that someone you love could be in the midst of being lured into sex trafficking but the threat is real. The best defense in fighting this epidemic is to become aware of some red flags that may indicate that someone is in the process of being groomed for this.

If you suspect someone is being trafficked, please call 216-443-6085 and ask to speak to the “Human Trafficking Group”. You could help save a life!

Common Red Flags

These may indicate that your loved one is being lured into sex trafficking: (these red flags apply to both boys and girls)

+ If you notice a new tattoo that would not seem to be something they would choose. Many are being tattooed with a bar code tattoo or the name of their “boyfriend” so that they are then branded as their “property.”
+ If someone you love starts a relationship with an older boyfriend /girlfriend.
+ If you notice that the person is becoming distant from family and friends and there are indicators that the person they are in a relationship with is controlling their actions and behavior.
+ If you notice that the child is receiving expensive gifts from the person they are in a relationship with.

Victim Support

RAHAB Ministries

RAHAB is a non-profit, faith-based ministry of volunteers devoted to rescuing and restoring women who are trafficked into prostitution in Akron Ohio. The heart of RAHAB Ministries is compassion. They come alongside women who are trapped in the life-and-death struggle of prostitution and drugs. Then they stay. They refuse to see these women as different from themselves, which then allows Christ’s love to flow through them.

+ 330-819-3326
+ www.rahab-ministries.org

Shelter Care

Shelter Care is a group home or a part of a residential center that provides temporary emergency care for children between the ages of 6 and 21 years of age . It is a short-term crisis placement for children who are threatened or alleged to be abused, neglected, or dependent.

+ 330-630-5600
+ www.sheltercareinc.org

Attend Awareness Training

Awareness Training

+ Sign up to attend the Rahab “Training Essentials” where you will become educated on the issues of human trafficking and how to help. This training is the first step to becoming more involved in volunteer opportunities.
+ Email us at info@transform-summit.org for more information.

Supported Ministries
 

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

1 Peter 5:10

 
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