Polaris Project: The National Human Trafficking Resource Center

About The Organization

Polaris Project is one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan. Polaris Projects has a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking which includes conducting direct outreach and victim identification and providing social services and transi- tional housing to victims. They also provide training and technical assistance through NTTAP (more info below). Additionally, Polaris Project operates the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) that serves as the central national hotline on human trafficking. It advocates for stronger state and federal anti-trafficking legislation and engages community members in local and national grassroots efforts. They currently have local projects in Washington DC. Colorado, New Jersey and Tokyo, Japan.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, sponsored by Polaris Project. It is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The NHTRC works to improve the national response to protect victims of human trafficking in the U.S.

The NHTRC is equipped to handle calls from all regions of the United States from a wide range of callers including, but not limited to: potential trafficking victims, community members, law enforcement, medical professionals, legal professionals, service providers, researchers, students and policy-makers.

Through the National Training and Technical Assistance Program (NTTAP), Polaris Project works to ensure the implementation and institutionalization of anti-trafficking efforts.  They conduct trainings, offer consultations and technical assistance, develop specialized curricula and assist task forces, coalitions and advocates with capacity building and sustainability. This includes providing current information on federal and state laws, promising practices, victim identification and assessment and recent human trafficking trends.

For more information on their extensive list of projects and services, please visit their website.

How You Can Help

Make financial donations.

Volunteers can post the National Human Trafficking Hotline Number in public place, eg. gas station restrooms along I-5 and I-84, in bars and other places where suspected trafficked persons may frequent.

Request training through their website.

If you believe that you are a victim of human trafficking or may have information about a trafficking situation, please call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) toll-free hotline at 1-888-3737-888 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Call specialists are available 24/7.

Contact Info

  • Polaris Project
    PO Box 53315
    Washington, DC 20009
  • 202-745-1001
  • www.polarisproject.org