The first and most crucial aspect to ending human trafficking and sexual exploitation is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. In 2020, our first year of Prevention-focused outreach, Mercy Gate reached over 1800 people with our programs. By 2024 we project that number will exceed 22,000.
We are currently working with local and Federal Law Enforcement agencies, speaking regularly at Colleges and Universities, and spreading awareness through TV features and engagements.
Mercy Gate focuses on prevention through two primary means, as detailed below.
Awareness & Outreach
Training & Equipping
Mercy Gate Ministries has so far led the training of over 300 community advocates, including many that represent local agencies.
Human Trafficking 101
This covers basics of all types of human trafficking, difference between trafficking vs smuggling, what it is, where is it, what it looks like and what to do if you see it.
Trauma Informed Care
Direct Service Providers
How to talk to Youth about Trafficking
How to talk to caregivers & teachers about Trafficking
*Trainings are appropriate for youth ages 11+
**Trainings can be provided and individually structured for schools, churches, youth groups, small/large groups, communities, direct service providers, law enforcement, airports, task forces, NGO’s, ministries, State and County Officials, healthcare staff, sober living communities, and more
***Please consider each training may take 30 mins to an hour each, if requesting multiple trainings please provide enough time to cover each topic thoroughly