Polaris Project uses FBB support to fight human trafficking


Polaris ProjectFourth-quarter 2011 human rights beneficiary Polaris Project gave us this report about how they are using the funds contributed by members of Foundation Beyond Belief. Members donated $4,585 to Polaris Project last quarter.

Polaris Project is very grateful to participate in the Foundation Beyond Belief. With your generous support we continued our mission to combat human trafficking and to strengthen the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach. When Polaris Project was founded in 2002, we envisioned a world where everyday citizens could take action to fight human trafficking. It is people like the members of Foundation Beyond Belief who make the dream of the modern-day Underground Railroad a reality by providing freedom and hope to thousands of people trapped in modern-day slavery.

Since Polaris Project’s founding we have been working to holistically combat human trafficking through changing individual lives, strengthening laws, and building a movement to transform the way that communities respond to human trafficking in our own neighborhoods. With support from the Foundation Beyond Belief, our National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) was staffed 24 hours a day to enable victims of human trafficking and concerned community members to request services and report tips on potential human trafficking situations. Our direct victim services programs in Washington, DC, and Newark, New Jersey, provided hope and support for survivors of all forms of human trafficking. Our Policy Program successfully advocated for long-term systemic change through the passage of legislation to provide additional protection for victims and enhanced tools for law enforcement and prosecutors. These accomplishments were only possible through the support of everyday community members, and we are extremely grateful for the support of Foundation Beyond Belief.