The Rescue Team is an army of people committed to engaging, inspiring, and equipping others in the fight against human trafficking.
The ones bringing awareness to human trafficking by raising their voices in their own communities. Through fundraising and networking, this team’s primary role in the battle is to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Those who have partnered with TTF’s Prayer Ministry in consistent, intentional, and guided prayer for those rescuing and being rescued. When lives are at stake, this is the team that will stop and pray.
Those committed to financially supporting the costs incurred in the fight against human trafficking. In addition to monthly giving, when a need arises, this is the team who steps up to meet it.
It has been estimated that as often as every two minutes around the world, a life is being bought and sold as if it were merely a commodity to be traded. Human beings – image bearers of God – are being captured, exploited, and bound as modern-day slaves. The exact numbers are hard to track, often inconsistent, and presumably underreported, yet they are a global reality steadily trending higher at an alarming pace.
*Statistics sourced from The US Institute Against Human Trafficking, The Polaris Project, and Let My People Go
Though a solution to human trafficking can be daunting to consider, we serve a God for whom nothing is impossible. As the Tim Tebow Foundation continues to fight in the rescue mission He has called us to, we are committed to supporting those affected by this crime against humanity in three ways:
We are proactive by helping to create and support programs to preserve and strengthen the family unit.
We are actively responding to the crisis by partnering with those executing physical rescue missions and those providing for the immediate needs of survivors.
We are deeply committed to supporting survivors’ long-term recovery through communities of care, providing them with tools for physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual healing; thus empowering their liberation from the cycle of trauma abuse in their lives and find their new life of freedom in Christ.
The foundation is engaged in three phases of impact: proactively through international community resource centers that come alongside at-risk families providing training and support to strengthen the family unit, preventing them from being taken advantage of in their vulnerability or having to turn their children into commodities out of desperation; reactively through support of rescue operations that extract victims from the darkest of places and bring them to safety; and relationally through a holistic community of care that addresses survivors’ physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs in long-term residential settings that nurture their healing and give them the tools for a life of freedom.
Pray: The human trafficking industry is an exceptionally dark place, and those victimized by it and those working to end it need your prayers. We also ask that you pray for God’s blessings upon TTF as we move forward in carrying out our part of the mission.
If someone is in immediate danger, please call your local authorities at 911.
To request a child welfare check in non-emergent situations, please call 311.
If you suspect human trafficking, call the human trafficking hotline: 1-888-373-7888
(TTY:711) or text 233-7333. Or join in the web chat: Click HERE.
Here are a few resources we recommend.
What is Human Trafficking: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/what-is-human-trafficking.html#Human_Trafficking_FAQs
Myths, Facts, Statistics https://polarisproject.org/myths-facts-and-statistics/
Signs of Human Trafficking: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/human-trafficking/recognizing-signs