COVID-19 Resources

Below are a few resources on the intersection of sex trafficking and COVID-19. We will continue to update this list as additional information becomes available.

For service providers

  1. National Listening Session Series: Preventing and Responding to Child Trafficking During COVID-19
  2. Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2020 Online Global Summit (July 18-28, 2020)
  3. Polaris Blog Post: The Effect of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking
  4. Polaris Blog Post: COVID-19 May Increase Human Trafficking in Vulnerable Communities
  5. Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force Web-based Training: trains service providers to consider the ways in which COVID-19 may affect trafficking and how to build a response strategy within their organization (approx. 1 hour)
  6. Human Trafficking and the COVID-19 Pandemic: handout developed by HEAL Trafficking and the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force for healthcare providers

For violence survivors

  1. Sanctuary for Families: Safety Planning During COVID-19: Tips From Survivors For Survivors
  2. Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence: COVID-19: Survivors & the Workplace

For both violence survivors and service providers

  1. Office on Trafficking in Persons: COVID-19 Resources, Services, and Support
  2. North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault: COVID-19 Updates
  3. North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence: COVID-19 Updates
  4. Futures Without Violence: Resources on COVID-19 Response for Domestic & Sexual Violence Programs
  5. Futures Without Violence: COVID-19 Resources


Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. Wishing you all safety and good health during these times.