Human Trafficking Awareness

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others through force, fraud or coercion, as seen in both the labor and sex industries. The thirty-two billion dollar a year human trafficking industry is one of the fastest growing criminal activities, second only to drug trafficking (US Dept of Justice). Human trafficking happens worldwide, and Ohio now ranks 4th in the nation for human trafficking hotline calls (Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force Report, 2017). EVEN CLOSER TO HOME, VICTIMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN TUSCARAWAS COUNTY. Toward the Goal Ministries is a partner of the Tuscarawas County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. We provide human trafficking awareness/resources to our community, businesses and faith community.

Because we know that mentoring is critical to trafficking healing and recovery, we want to serve those at-risk by investing in their lives proactively, walk alongside sex trafficking survivors as they heal and recover, and equip and empower those who are struggling to find freedom from pornography, a contributing factor which can feed demand.

As a ministry, we are continuously raising funds to put toward anti-trafficking efforts and other arms of the ministry, including mentoring activities, mentor training, and resources for leadership, growth, and development. If you would like to partner with us or for more information, please send us a message on our Contact Us page or email Jocelyn at