Serving Suppliers in Human Trafficking
As shocking as it is on the face of it, I believe that coaching the suppliers in human trafficking is far more effective long-term than just removing victims.
Consider… how many lives does one supplier affect?
In supporting one supplier who wants to leave the trade, how many lives are potentially affected?
It is my understanding that each victim removed is simply replaced with another victim. I am not opposed to removing victims; those who are called to that work, please continue to do so! My calling is addressing the root cause, the supply side of human trafficking.
But why coach them?
I believe that only people who are in pain can knowingly cause pain to others.
I believe only people who have been dehumanized can willingly dehumanize another.
People who choose to heal from their pain inflict far less pain on others.
People who choose to reclaim their humanity will encourage others to do so.
I have never experienced anything more re-humanizing than coaching.
Confidentiality is key.
It is my highest intention/purpose/mission/passion to hold that compassionate space of healing for every buyer or seller willing to step into their own journey of self.
Clients need not identify themselves as human trafficking suppliers in order to begin coaching; it does help to surface the issue as soon as the client feels ready so it can be directly addressed.
Sessions are conducted on HIPPAA compliant platforms and communications sent through encrypted channels. Client identity is protected to the greatest degree allowed by law.
If you know someone who has been (or is) in the position of buyer or seller in human trafficking, and they have expressed a desire to create a new life for themselves, I invite you to share the link below with them.