Nasty Business
When operating under the guise of massage the sexual form of human trafficking leaves in its wake all sorts pain and damage. First, there are the damaged lives of those who are forced or manipulated into sexual bondage; secondly, there are those seeking massage as part of their healthcare who are mislead; and, additionally, there is the tainting of the massage profession.

Massage Schools Need to Help Stop Trafficking
This posting is part of Oregon School of Massage’s (OSM’s) project to provide information to both the public and the massage profession which will help stop this business which typically operates in the shadows of our culture. OSM periodically hosts presentations explaining the issue and providing appropriate courses of action. (For example: note the May 4 OSM Facebook post at:  https://www.facebook.com/oregonschoolofmassage?fref=ts  )

Resources

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Polaris Project
www.polarisproject.org

http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/sex-trafficking-in-the-us/massage-parlors

If you have information about a potential trafficking situation, please contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC).
The easiest and fastest way to reach us is to call our hotline at 1-888-3737-888.  Hotline Call Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to take reports from anywhere in the country related to potential trafficking victims, suspicious behaviors, and/or locations where trafficking is suspected to occur.   All reports are confidential.  Interpreters are available.

OATH – Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans
http://www.oregonoath.org/
To prevent the exploitation of men, women and youth, by educating and promoting practical community engagement by Oregonians in order to end the tragedy of trafficking.

SARC – Sexual Assault Resource Center
http://sarcoregon.org/
24 hour crisis line: 503-640-5311
Toll free number: 1-888-640-5311
All services are free and confidential
4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 100
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Office: 503-626-9100
Our mission is to promote social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support and advocacy.

Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service
http://hopeandsafety.org/
24 hour hotline: (503) 399-7722 or toll free in Oregon 1 (866) 399-7722
795 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301
The Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service offers a safe refuge and support to women and children who survive domestic and sexual violence.

International Justice Mission
http://www.ijm.org/
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

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