The Lantern Project is fighting this war on all fronts…and it is a war of unimaginable proportions.
Human trafficking and exploitation – including sex trafficking, forced labor, and debt bondage – is the fastest growing criminal activity worldwide.
Men, women, and children are subjected to trafficking and exploitation for sex work, pornography, forced domestic and agricultural labor, organ harvesting, surrogacy, ova harvesting, and debt slavery.
Together, we can combat human trafficking, enslavement, and exploitation on three fronts:
Did you know that less than 1% of trafficking victims are identified once trafficked [US Justice Dept.]? Much like the fight against slavery, we need a modern day underground railroad, a network of lanterns to guide people home.
Be a part of the fight. Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community from the horrors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Human trafficking and exploitation are happening everywhere. Trafficking has been reported in All 50 states in the US. It’s in small towns, big cities and everywhere in-between. It can happen to anyone.
Less than 1% of victims are ever identified once trafficked.
Victims don’t often share their experiences or ask for help and tend to suffer alone.
Children are being solicited at an unprecedented rate through social media, websites, and even video games.
The Lantern Project provides training designed to empower you with the knowledge to join the fight against human trafficking and exploitation everywhere.
We offer three types of training, tailored to your needs:
Safety starts at home. In today’s connected world, you and your loved ones are more at risk than ever. Predators use social media, video games, and phone apps to single out, groom, and enslave young children and adults alike. Having awareness and the tools to protect your family virtually is as essential as other safety measures we take to lock and secure our homes from intruders.
Take this training on your own, with your family, or with family friends.
It is tailored to teach you how to protect yourself and those you love from victimization.
Our training will enable you and your employees to quickly and safely identify and connect victims with organizations that can help them. The horrors of human trafficking will continue unabated without large-scale community involvement: This is where your organization can help. Public-private sector action will help ensure that victims are seen and given a voice. Our training fuels you with the knowledge needed to take action. Once you have completed the training, we will send you a completion certificate and promotional materials.
With a direct connection to local communities, church organizations are uniquely positioned to help people in need. And often, churches and their ministers are the first place victims feel safe to reach out for assistance. The only way to combat this horrific situation is to increase awareness, educate everyone, and empower each community member as a light. We urge you to take The Lantern Training and become a beacon of hope and education for your congregation at large.
The Bible encourages us to rescue the weak and save them from their oppressors. The Lantern training will teach your community how to do just that.
Each course is designed to be the first step in ongoing education for individuals and groups alike. We will update you as new technologies, threats, and defense techniques come into play.
Community education, involvement, and effort from individual citizens, the private business sector, churches, ministries, and non-profit organizations are essential to identifying and helping these victims.
By displaying a lantern in the window of your place of business, organization, or meeting place, you designate it as a Lantern Station – a safe space that creates awareness and facilitates a connection between victims and those who can help.
We believe that Lantern Stations will encourage people to come forward and seek help.
Without community involvement, we cannot stop this growing threat to humanity. Many groups are trained and ready to assist those in need. However, they are often underfunded and understaffed. Your donations to The Lantern Project are the fuel that keeps hope lit and makes change possible.
When you donate, you’ll be helping The Lantern Project to empower citizens, non-profit organizations, churches and ministries, and private organizations to impact our solution model: educate, identify, and empower.
Your donations will actively fund safe houses and rehabilitation programs, ultimately saving lives.
Finally, your participation will help us refine our victim identification strategies, making us better equipped to reach those unable to ask for help.
We urge you to donate as little or as much as you like, just once or regularly.
We ask for a suggested donation when NGOs or Private Businesses take the training.
And, the training is available to anyone who wants it.
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Did you know that less than 1% of trafficking victims are identified once trafficked [US Justice Dept.]? Much like the fight against slavery, we need a modern day underground railroad, a network of lanterns to guide people home. As victims are often being moved or mistrusting of those that approach them, we need static locations throughout the US that form a far-reaching network of hope for those who need help. With Lantern Stations we hope to have ‘a light in every window’ offering a glimmer of hope to those seeking it.
Thank you SO much for your interest in becoming a Lantern Station. In order to stem the tide of trafficking and exploitation we need our community to engage and this is a great way to do that. Simply fill out the info below or schedule a call with us and we’ll connect with you
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