The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline answered live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Callers can speak with the hotline in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages using a 24-hour tele-interpreting service. When you call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888, you can expect a specially trained and experienced Call Specialist who will speak with you about your needs, your options, and the resources we have available to help. The NHTRC is operated by Polaris.
Hearing and speech-impaired individuals can contact the hotline by dialing 711, the free national access number that connects to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).
Correspondence with the NHTRC is confidential and you may request assistance or report a tip anonymously. Read more information on our Confidentiality Policy here.
The NHTRC is not a government entity. We are not law enforcement, immigration or an investigative agency. We are not a direct victim service provider. We help individuals access direct services through our extensive referral network and we facilitate reporting of potential human trafficking tips to specialized law enforcement agencies.
We support victims and survivors and their friends and family, law enforcement, service providers, government, practitioners and advocates in the human trafficking and related fields, community groups, and more who are looking to access the following services.
Call Specialists provide assistance to victims in crisis through safety planning, emotional support and/or immediate connections to emergency services through our network of trained service provider and law enforcement partners. The NHTRC supports a victim's right to choose what next steps to take in a crisis, including whether or not to access services or report information about his/her experience to law enforcement. Call Specialists will work with the caller to explore available options and the NHTRC will not take action without the consent of the caller, except in circumstances where we suspect child abuse or if we have reason to believe there is imminent harm to the caller or others. Read more information on our reporting policies here.
The NHTRC takes tips about potential situations involving all forms of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting to specialized human trafficking task forces, federal authorities, local law enforcement, and service providers throughout the country. We are not a law enforcement or investigative agency.
The online National Human Trafficking Referral Directory is designed to provide access to critical emergency, transitional, and long-term social services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, and to connect individuals with training and technical assistance and opportunities to get involved in their communities. Frequently requested service referrals include case management, shelter, transportation, legal services, mental health and counseling services, and much more.
The NHTRC provides training and technical assistance to help build capacity and expertise of law enforcement, service providers, government agencies and other practitioners, in order to strengthen local and national anti-trafficking infrastructure and improve the nationwide response to human trafficking.
The NHTRC’s online resource library contains diverse training and informational materials for community members, students, and professionals interested in learning more about the issue of human trafficking.
The NHTRC helps to connect community members with opportunities to raise awareness and get involved in local and national anti-trafficking initiatives.