About Us

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases. 

The toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat function are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter.

Hearing and speech-impaired individuals can contact the Trafficking Hotline by dialing 711, the free national access number that connects to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

The National Human Trafficking Hotline serves all individuals who reach out for our services regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other factor protected by local, state, or federal law.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is not a government entity. We are not law enforcement, immigration or an investigative agency. The Trafficking Hotline does not provide services directly to victims or survivors but rather connects them with vetted services and supports around the country. Correspondence with the Trafficking Hotline is confidential and you may request assistance or report a tip anonymously. Read more information on our confidentiality policy here.

Since 2007, the Trafficking Hotline has been operated by Polaris, a non-profit organization that is a leader in the fight to eradicate modern slavery and help survivors restore their freedom.  Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other private donors and supporters.

Please note that Trafficking Hotline staff are focused on assisting victims and survivors and are not able to assist with student projects or respond to general inquiries at this time. We appreciate your interest and urge you to learn more by reading through our site or going to polarisproject.org.

Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics


signals were received by the Hotline in 2021. Includes calls, texts, and online chats and tips.

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