Sex Trafficking Prevention
Greater Mankato Area United Way has collaborated with Lutheran Social Service (LSS) of Minnesota Safe Harbor Program on an ongoing initiative to prevent sex-trafficking. This initiative is aimed at building awareness around sexual exploitation through community forums and trainings. At most recent community forum in fall 2022, Greater Mankato Area United Way partnered with LSS to feature Love146’s “Parent & Caregiver” training geared toward parents, caregivers, direct service providers and interested community members. The event focused on warning signs, red flags, how to talk to youth and more.
Greater Mankato Area United Way and LSS are continuing to expand sex trafficking prevention initiative, now connecting area businesses to educational opportunities and training. Service providers, trade technicians and other employees are essential to sex trafficking prevention efforts because many of these workers are uniquely positioned to be in people’s homes or in places that sex trafficking may occur. When they see things that may seem suspicious, they can make a report that could save somebody’s life.
LSS Sex Trafficking Prevention program is one of the 55 programs funded by Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2023 campaign. For more information about South Central MN Regional Navigator/ Lutheran Social Service of MN Safe Harbor Program, contact Jane Vader at 507-720-0331x3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.