Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative

Our mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, prayer, partnerships, intervention, and victim services.

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiatives (NOVA HTI)] mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, advocacy, prayer, and victim services.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization based in Northern Virginia. Find out more about us, and see how you can get involved, at: www.novahti.com

"I know that if it wasn't for [NOVA-HTI], I wouldn't have gotten out of 'the life.'" - former NOVA-HTI client #endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom

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Virginia ranks 6th in active federal human trafficking cases

Virginia ranks 6th in active federal human trafficking cases. #endhumantrafficking

wsls.com Nearly two thousand cases of human trafficking saw a courtroom in the United States last year. Virginia is one of the most aggressive states when it comes to prosecuting this offense according to a new report by the human trafficking institute.

A former client came back to visit this week and brought care packages for those still in the life [s*x trafficking]. It's amazing to see those who we've helped turn around and help others. Looking for ways to help? ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/new-page/ #endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom

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"This is not the kind of business I would like to see in Houston" - Mayor of Houston

Sign this petition > https://www.change.org/p/elijah-rising-keep-robot-brothels-out-of-houston/u/23327750

change.org When we wrote the blog and started this petition, we had no idea it would get as much exposure as it has. The blog and petition created conversations worth having and has made many people think about the underlying factors that contribute to the growing issue of s*x trafficking and s*xual exploit...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is taking on human trafficking. ❌ Check out this great story. #endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom > http://www1.cbn.com/video/SPR55v2_WebSafe/nfl-coach-takes-on-human-trafficking

Thank you to Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry | Dr. Monica Neshat for providing low (or no cost!) care for our clients. So generous. Interested in partnering with NOVA-HTI? > https://www.novahti.com/partner-with-novahti/

Please join Vienna Presbyterian Church and the National Center on S*xual Exploitation for an informative evening that shares with parents and teens (16+) on the dangers of po*******hy exposure and how we can prevent our families from the impact of this health crisis. Event > Po*******hy: A Public Health Crisis

A message from a s*x-trafficking survivor, to those currently in bo***ge ➡️ "I know it's hard. Believe me, I've been there. Always remember that you are strong, brave, worthy and beautiful--all things I didn't believe about myself until now. It's not going to be easy [to leave], but it's possible. I'm in your corner, we're cheering for you...You deserve so much more." ❌ Former NOVA-HTI Client

Will you help us eradicate human trafficking? > https://www.novahti.com/new-page/

Interested in having someone speak about human trafficking//NOVA-HTI at your organization, church or small group? Let us know, help us spread the word. #endhumantrafficking ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/requestaspeaker/

Our Awareness Director went to the Washington Prayer Gathering in DC this weekend to offer solutions for human trafficking to those on the National Mall. Thank you to all of those who came out! #endhumantrafficking

The NOVAHOP and NOVA-HTI prayer night for human trafficking starts tonight at 7 pm.

NOVA-HTI is an organization that functions by utilizing a talented pool of volunteers who give their time, talents & resources. Funds raised and donated to NOVA-HTI go DIRECTLY to serve and support local trafficking survivors. There are many ways to donate! ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/donate/ + https://www.novahti.com/wish-list/ #endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom

"I wanted to run. I [was] so tired. I stopped and asked God what to do...I fell asleep and when I woke up the police where there. God helped me make the right decision." - NOVA-HTI Client
📞 National Human Trafficking Resource Center help-line: 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733).

Thank you to Delegate Ken Plum for having Kay Duffield, our Executive Director, on his Comcast television show today to discuss local human trafficking and what the community can do to get involved. We will send out the link when it is available. #endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom

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Washington Prayer Gathering 2018

Gather, pray, magnify in unity with Christ followers from across the region on the National Mall at David's Tent at the 5th annual Washington Prayer Gathering, September 22nd, 10:30 a.m., 800 Madison Drive, NW, Washington DC. Info ➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/washington-prayer-gathering-2018-tickets-47620003713 #endhumantrafficking

eventbrite.com Gather | Pray | Magnify in unity with Christ followers from across the region on the National Mall at David's Tent at the 5th annual Washington Prayer Gathering on 9.22.18. More information

TIME UPDATED: The Quarterly Prayer Night is on Sept. 25th at the Northern Virginia House of Prayer from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Join us in praying for #humantrafficking victims and for the eradication of slavery in modern day society. ➡️ http://www.novahop.org/hours/

[09/15/18]   Thank you 💓 to Chick-fil-A Village Commons for donating gift cards for volunteer appreciation, as well as doTERRA Essential Oils, who provided an emotional aromatherapy essential oil kit/diffuser for our Case Manager to use with our clients in the Drop-In Center.

Join us on October 17th to celebrate our 1-Year Anniversary of our Drop-In Center! 🎊 11440 Isaac Newton Sq. N Suite 250 Reston, VA 20190 #faithjusticefreedom UPDATE: We will be having an outreach call bank beginning at 8 p.m. at the Drop-In Center. If you are interested in participating, we'd love to have you. If you have one available, a laptop would be helpful to bring. Thanks!

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Federal Jury Convicts Man of S*x Trafficking Two Minor Girls

PRAISE ➡️ A s*x buyer who has purchased s*x from minors in NoVa at LEAST 23 times has been CONVICTED. #faithjusticefreedom

justice.gov A federal jury convicted a Woodbridge man today for s*x trafficking two minor girls, ages 14 and 16.

Last week, two survivors from a partner shelter created baskets for other victims of trafficking like themselves, to help them feel welcomed and comfortable when they come to the drop-in center. 💓 These women said that the baskets, filled with homemade art, a blanket, and other special items, would have made them want to STAY at the drop-in center and get the HELP they needed.

The items on our wishlist are some of those same things, as well as other items that would create a welcoming feeling at the drop-in center. Donate Here ➡️ https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/IXMN5R6VOHP7/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

Join us at an upcoming event, open to the public, at Springfield Christian Church 🔊 "Help Us to Stop Human Trafficking", Thursday, September 27th, 7 p.m. For more info: (703) 354-4994

Pray with us today! Pray for those currently involved in the horrors of human trafficking--whether they are victims, police or aid workers. Pray for their hearts, for them to seek the Lord in guidance. Let's pray for those who are hurting right here in Northern Virginia.

Do you feel called to volunteer your time at NOVA-HTI? We're always in need of time and resources. Help make an impact! 🌇 Here are the needs we currently have > https://www.novahti.com/volunteer-needs/ #faithjusticefreedom #endhumantrafficking

Virginia is 1️⃣️ of 🔟 states that make the MOST calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline. Most of these calls are made from Northern Virginia.❗#endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom

We were grateful for the opportunity to share about the important issue of human trafficking in NoVa with those in the healthcare community at Inova Health System. Do you know a way we can share with your sphere of influence? 📣 Contact > https://www.novahti.com/requestaspeaker/ #endhumantrafficking

NOVA-HTI Promo Video 2018 - FULL

We thank all of those who have served to protect our country today on #LaborDay. There are many who are still in bo***ge right here in Northern Virginia, and we are standing up for those who have no voice in this fight! Here is our new video sharing why we do what we do. #endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom

“I feel like the people from your organization understand what I have been through, where others look at me as if something is wrong with me.” - NOVA-HTI Client #faithjusticefreedom #endhumantrafficking

Prayer Request ➡️ This week someone who is trapped in trafficking called us to ask for prayer, then she hung up. We had never spoken to her before. Pray with us that she will call back and that we can share our resources with her! #faithjusticefreedom

This week we were able to donate a used car in good condition to one of our amazing clients. This will enable her to➡️ get a better job, drive her baby to a sitter and appointments + so much more! We are so thankful for generous people in our community. #prayerworks #endhumantrafficking

One way we serve the Northern Virginia area is by helping provide accurate and quality information on human trafficking. Request a speaker about here > https://www.novahti.com/requestaspeaker/ #notforsale #faithjusticefreedom

Join us in spreading the word about this awareness event, thanks to the Rotary Club of Warrenton VA. #faithjusticefreedom

"I had no idea good people existed. People that don't want something in return." - NOVA-HTI client #faithjusticefreedom #endhumantrafficking

Our drop-in center offers a variety of services to victims: case management (referrals, application assistance), financial education, tutoring, mentorship, computer access, hygiene products and more. Do you have a skill or a financial donation that could assist our survivors? Contact Anna > anna@novahti.com #faithjusticefreedom

"My daughter was not a runaway." A mother of 15-year old Springfield, VA trafficking victim speaks out. Read the story > https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/nova-hti-hosts-human-trafficking-awareness-event/947788524 #themoreyouknow #faithjusticefreedom

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Special Report: The reality of teen s*x trafficking in northern Virginia – The BlueView

Human trafficking is a GROWING problem in Northern Virginia. Our Executive Director Kay Duffield was interviewed for Blue View Fairfax about this issue. Check it out. #faithjusticefreedom

blueview.org Special Report: The reality of teen s*x trafficking in northern Virginia August 15, 2018 By Wallicia Gill and Brad Swanson: FIRST IN A 3-PART SERIES Teen s*x trafficking in northern Virginia happens every day, but most people know very little about this horrific crime, even though experts say that o...

"Because of you all, I now wake up every day wanting to be a better person." - NOVA-HTI Client #faithjusticefreedom

Awareness update: Our awareness team educated youth at a local homeless shelter about their risk for trafficking. Homeless youth who have a history of abuse or running away are high-risk. 1 in 3 runaways are picked up and s*x trafficked within 48 hours. #faithjusticefreedom

Our Mission: 📣 to eradicate human trafficking and restore those impacted through awareness, prayer, partnerships, intervention, and victim services. Will you help us? ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/new-page/

Teen S*x Trafficking is a common form of trafficking right here in Northern Virginia. Talk to your kids about this potential danger. Remain in the "know" about who they spend their time with, their whereabouts, etc. Ask them to share this knowledge with their friends as well. Knowledge is power. #notforsale #faithjusticefreedom

Thank you to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for sponsoring this continuing education class, "Human Trafficking in the Health Care Environment" on August 30th. The target audience for this class is: physicians, nurses, case managers, hospital staff and the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Community. To register, call 703.391.3607.

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Washington Nationals Strike Out Slavery Day & Postgame Concert With Nick Jonas

Strike Out Slavery Day with Nick Jonas is at Washington Nationals park on August 23rd! Join Major League Baseball teams, players and fans in saying 'enough is enough.' Human trafficking enslaves 45.8 million people 167 countries — and it's on the rise in the United States.

mlb.com The Nationals and player ambassador Stephen Strasburg are dedicating August 23 to raising awareness for Strike Out Slavery, a nonprofit that strives to educate baseball fans about human trafficking. The day will include a pregame awareness festival and a postgame concert.

The NOVA-HTI Drop-In Center is a refuge for victims of human trafficking to find support, encouragement, and access to resources throughout their journey.

Learn more > https://www.novahti.com/about-1/ #faithjusticefreedom

Did you know? 👉🏼The top 5 recruitment tactics for s*x trafficking (in order): 1️⃣ intimate partner/marriage proposition 2️⃣ family trafficker 3️⃣ posing as a benefactor 4️⃣ job offer 5️⃣ false promises/fraud. #themoreyouknow #faithjusticefreedom #endslavery {source: Polaris ‘17}

Congratulations to our volunteers of the month for August! Read on to learn more about them. (Left to Right: Jane, Julie, Hannah)🎉 #faithjusticefreedom

* Jane Lim, left, a senior at James Madison University majoring in social work with a minor in family studies, first got interested in eradicating human trafficking when she interned for Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. At the internship, I learned the realities of human trafficking in NOVA and felt a calling to help make a difference. As a NOVA-HTI intern, she assisted with preparations for phone outreaches and techniques on ending illicit massage businesses.

* Julie Kasulils, center, is a senior at James Madison University, majoring in global Justice major, with a minor in nonprofit studies. While she knew about human trafficking globally, she didn’t know much about local issues. Hearing about NOVA-HTI was a clear answer to prayer, she says. Since starting the internship at NOVA-HTI, she says she not only have developed professionally, but also have a much clearer and realistic understanding of trafficking in Virginia.

* Hannah Scanlon, right, a 4th year social work major at George Mason University, became interested in Human Trafficking during mission trips to Dominican Republic and Nepal. Through those experiences, she witnessed poverty and learned about the many situations that often lead to human trafficking. She joined NOVA-HTI this summer to have more hands-on the programs summer and worked on a 5k race for next year, a prayer guide, and different outreach projects.

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Girl abducted from Reagan National Airport still missing

Update: Rejoice! She has been found.

Original post: Sharing the recent Amber Alert in hopes that this innocent girl is found safe and does NOT become another victim of human trafficking. #faithjusticefreedom

washingtonpost.com Authorities are working with Virginia State Police and other agencies to find Jinjing Ma. An Amber Alert was issued for her on Thursday.

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