At the Crossroads Chapter of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in history. In fact, an estimated 27 million men, women and children are in bondage across the globe, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking.
This isn’t just a problem in remote villages half way around the world… It’s a problem in our own backyards. Thus, Crossroads Church and Ministries, in partnership with law enforcement and victim service agencies from across the state, is working to combat and prevent human trafficking.
Thus was born the At the Crossroads Chapter of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, dedicated to ending human slavery for 80-miles of interstate at the intersection of I-69 and I-94.
“How do we teach kids to stay safe? How do we educate law enforcement? How do we intervene? How do we restore victims?... These are just a few of the questions we address as part of this task force,” said Clare Loughrige, lead pastor at Crossroads Church. “We need to understand that people are being trafficked in our own communities – daily. We all play a role in preventing trafficking and intervening when we suspect a person is being held against their will. I encourage everyone to learn more about preventing, intervening and stopping this epidemic in our own backyards.”
Individuals interested in learning more about preventing human trafficking and how to make a difference can join us on Facebook, visit the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force website or call Crossroads Church at (269) 781-9094.