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ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: the Polaris Project

ACUTE  CARE, INC. supports the mission and methods of the Polaris Project, a non-profit organization that is a leader in the fight to eradicate modern slavery and help survivors restore their freedom

Since 2007, Polaris has operated the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, which provides 24/7 support and a variety of options for survivors of human trafficking to get connected to help and stay safe. Through a network of nearly 4,000 partner service providers and trusted law enforcement, trained hotline advocates take tips of suspected human trafficking from community members and help survivors build plans so they can safely leave their situations or get the help they need to rebuild their lives. The National Hotline can communicate via phone in more than 200 languages through a translation service, as well as text, webchat, email, and webform in English and Spanish. The National Hotline is operated by Polaris and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other donors.

With the ability to identify patterns, methods of control, and vulnerabilities of victims through data collection and analysis, Polaris can identify weaknesses in the human trafficking networks and make strategic interventions. Using the enhanced dataset, it’s able to find out where and how traffickers operate so that it can put them out of business, keep them from harming more people, and help survivors find the services they need
ACUTE  CARE, INC. supports the Polaris Project’s comprehensive model, which puts victims at the center of their work — helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.

Paul Hudson, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer