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In this latest installment of the Close to Home series, PBS39 tackles the tragic issue of human trafficking. This special exposes the serious problem in our region while giving voice to recovering survivors. The documentary explores themes of journey, fear, faith, hope and help.

Local law enforcement, health care professionals and community leaders share their expertise to expose the issues and potential solutions, while survivors answer the elusive question, "How can this happen?"

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Close To Home: Human Trafficking


Close To Home: Human Trafficking exposes this serious problem in our region.

 Where to Find Help

VAST | Valley Against Sex Trafficking

Through education, collaboration and advocacy, VAST empowers survivors and encourages the community to take action in the anti-trafficking movement.

Truth for Women

The Truth Home is a therapeutic residential home offering dramatically changed lives and hope-filled futures to survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. The home offers a safe place where motivated women who want an opportunity to rebuild their lives. The home provides a warm, family setting for women, consisting of 8-12 months in an intensive therapeutic environment.

Valley Youth House

The mission of Valley Youth House is to provide prevention and intervention services, counseling, life skills and behavioral health services to abused, neglected, and homeless youth and their families. Our programs foster positive growth enabling at risk youth and their families to become healthy, productive, responsible members of the community.

Blue Campaign

The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.