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Our Impact

Over 250 Clients Served

Since opening in May 2016, we have supported more than 240 human trafficking survivors referred from law enforcement, other service providers, and the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

We have served a diverse population of clients from the United States, El Salvador, Honduras, the Philippines, Guatemala, and other countries.

Of the human trafficking survivors supported by the SAFE Center, 91% are female and 9% are male.

53% of our clients have experienced sex trafficking, 28% labor trafficking, 8% sex and labor trafficking, 11% have demonstrated high risk indicators of trafficking.

 

Over 200 Trainings Provided, Reaching Over 5,800 People

The SAFE Center team has delivered numerous presentations and trainings to increase awareness of human trafficking throughout Maryland and the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Our staff members regularly deliver trainings and panel presentations on sex trafficking, labor trafficking, trauma, and mental health therapy techniques to raise awareness about trafficking among social workers, lawyers, medical professionals, faith communities, school counselors, foreign embassy officials, university students, and community members.

 

UMD SAFE Center Team Statement on Racial Injustice

The UMD SAFE Center decries the structural racism that remains as a toxic legacy of our country’s history and permeates our society today, and we are working to ensure that we are an actively anti-racist institution.