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Each year, an estimated 17,000 vulnerable men, women and children are trafficked across our borders and then forced into slavery. Many are fleeing terrible situations in their home countries, and come to the United States to find a better life. Unfortunately, the nightmare often begins when they reach our shores.

February 8, the Feastday of St. Josephine Bakhita, is the National Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Human Trafficking. Follow the links below for more information about how you can pray for and support those affected by human trafficking.

For more information see:
View the Human Trafficking North Country Catholic Story

USCCB Anti-Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Resources

Catholic Charities Lending Library

Catholic Charities has copies of the following DVD’s on the topic of Human Trafficking. If you would like to borrow one or more of the DVD’s contact Sr. Donna Franklin, DC by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of contact Person, Contact Information: Phone #, Address, email address, Name of DVD, Date DVD is needed

These DVD’s contain graphic and disturbing images. If you are planning to show to anyone under 18 years of age, it is recommended that the group showing the DVD seek parental permission.

List of DVD’s:

John Newman – A ruthless slave trader experiences a conversion. He is the co-author of the popular hymn Amazing Grace.
Trade – When Human Trafficking Hits Home
Taken In Broad Daylight – The true story of AnneSluti a trafficking victim
Elizabeth Smart – The true story of Elizabeth Smart who was kidnapped and abused
Prime time documentary: Trafficked in America - ABC News
Amazing Grace – Story of Wilbur Wilberforce: The story of how one man’s passion and dedication to abolishing slavery changed the world.

Or Contact:

Sr. Donna Franklin

Catholic Charities of Ogdensburg

(315) 393-2255 - Phone



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