GW: CausesNeighborhoodWired is a proud supporter and advocate for Polaris and Advocates for Opioid Recovery. We invite you to visit their sites, find out what they are doing to help address these two horrific challenges that anyone can find themselves facing today, and get involved in some way to help make a difference! A life may depend on them, and it just may be yours or mine!
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Texas. The National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTRC) works closely with service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals in Texas to serve victims and survivors of trafficking, respond to human trafficking cases, and share information and resources.
There have been 1,142 calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline from Texas so far this year, and 433 human trafficking cases reported in Texas!
If someone you know needs help, please call the Hotline: Call the Hotline at 888-373-7888.
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Their comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what they do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
For more information: Texas: National Human Trafficking Hotline
If you would like to donate: GW: Donate to Polaris.
In June of 2016, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, and noted civil rights activist Van Jones teamed up to create Advocates for Opioid Recovery, an initiative focused squarely on promoting the evidence-based interventions that can have a dramatic impact on ending the opioid addiction and overdose crisis in this country.
Advocates for Opioid Recovery is dedicated to educating key influencers on how medication-assisted treatment is a far more effective way of delivering long-term recovery than abstinence-only rehab, which has an 80% failure rate.
The goal of Advocates for Opioid Recovery is to advance a science-based, evidence-based treatment system that can reduce death and suffering from opioid addiction, and produce more long-term opioid addiction survivors who are positively engaged in their families and communities. AOR’s unique alliance of committed, bipartisan, influential leaders will leverage the infrastructure and systems they have built in year one to continue to change the conversation, shape the solutions, and ultimately break down barriers to evidence-based treatment.
For more information and/or to Take The Pledge: Advocates for Opioid Recovery
If you would like to donate – GW: Donate to Advocates for Opioid Recovery.