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SAFE Network Inc. Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Our mission is to expose and help end this crime against humanity. Human trafficking inflicts untold

 Our mission is to expose human trafficking and domestic violence. Safe is committed to alleviating the suffering of those who are being trafficked by providing safe housing, education, and survivors mentoring training. We are also committed to raising awareness on public, political and church platforms to stop this horrific violence.  SAFE is dedicated to empowering these women to have a voice through council and emotional healing. SAFE’s objective is to promote these victims not only to survive but to  succeed In life. 


 Vision Statement

 SAFE is a non-profit organization purposed to rescue and house human trafficked mothers who have been disconnected from their children with the hope of bringing restoration. To raise awareness of all facets of the problem. To bring  greater understanding of human trafficking. Grow our organization in both housing and outreach programs. To partner with other nonprofits  to fight  this horrific crime.  To speak out for victims rights and provide services for survivors.  

Flags of human trafficking

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Signs of human trafficking

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
  • Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work
  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior

  • Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
  • Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement
  • Avoids eye contact

Poor Physical Health

  • Lacks health care
  • Appears malnourished
  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture

Lack of Control

  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

Other

  • Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where he/she is staying/address
  • Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know what city he/she is in
  • Loss of sense of time
  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story

This list is not exhaustive and represents only a selection of possible indicators. Also, the red flags in this list may not be present in all trafficking cases and are not cumulative. Learn more at www.humantraffickinghotline.org.

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About Us

About Us

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 With the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the federal government acknowledged the critical nature of the crisis in human trafficking and created the framework by which victims of this modern form of slavery might be identified, protected and restored to independence and self-sufficiency. Under the auspices of the US Department of State, the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons was established. Severe trafficking is defined as “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age or the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.” (US Department of State – Trafficking in Persons Report 2010). Yet, 10 years after enactment, human trafficking remains a worldwide crisis. In 2010, 12.3 million adults and children were believed to be in forced labor, bonded labor and forced prostitution globally. Human trafficking generates an estimated 9.5 billion in annual revenue in the United States and it is estimated that between 17,500 and 18,500 people are trafficked each year into the United States. Clearly, much remains to be done.   


It is SAFE‘s vision to  end the suffering of victims of human trafficking, especially women and children by providing:  A welcoming environment where victims can heal and find a new life in safe and secure housing, Access to service providers who partner to offer intensive case management, health care, legal immigration counseling, translation and educational services and work experience. Education for the general public concerning the issues of human trafficking. Safe provides the necessary education to inform communities and to provide emergency housing for trafficking victims. We have woman who will open their homes to trafficking victims in need of one or two nights respite while more stable housing opportunities are explored. These individuals have participated in workshops, opened their home for assessment and participated in formal training offered by one of the Safe collaborating partners. This program was initiated in 2017 and will continue to be expanded to service the growing numbers of women seeking refuge from their traffickers. We are currently planning the training of additional groups who have committed to participation in this program.


 The work of Safe thus far, has demonstrated to us the tremendous need for longer term housing for women who are committed to rebuilding their lives independent of the trafficking situation. It is a natural next step for this blossoming organization to establish a safe house that will serve as a shelter and safe haven for women as they escape from their captors and heal from the trauma of trafficking.  When these victims leave our Safe houses, our goal is not for them to survive, but to succeed. 


Our Team

Jasmine Ortiz

CEO/Founder

Joseph Ortiz

Co Founder

John Powell

Executive Staff Manager

Paola Rodriquez, ESQ

President

David A. Naegele, DMD

Board Member 

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SAFE Network Inc.

PO Box 754225 Forest Hills, New York 11375

646-477-4347

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