Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Meet the advocates who help trafficking victims rebuild their lives

Trafficking victims in Fresno can turn to a network of advocates in the Central Valley who can help them find emergency shelter, counseling, long-term programs and even host makeover events. Melissa Gomez of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, Debra Rush of Breaking the Chains and Ana Lopez of Beauty for Ashes discuss what their organizations do and how they work together.

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Meet the advocates who help trafficking victims rebuild their lives

Trafficking victims in Fresno can turn to a network of advocates in the Central Valley who can help them find emergency shelter, counseling, long-term programs and even host makeover events. Melissa Gomez of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, Debra Rush of Breaking the Chains and Ana Lopez of Beauty for Ashes discuss what their organizations do and how they work together.
Aleksandra Appleton aappleton@fresnobee.com
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Meet the advocates who help trafficking victims rebuild their lives

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This is how Fresno police get trafficking victims off the streets

Human trafficking: Slaves of the sex trade 12:44

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