Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking logoHuman trafficking is a widespread and often-invisible crime that takes place both around the world and in our own backyards.  It is the act of compelling someone into work or commercial sex acts through force, fraud, or coercion.  Although it is illegal everywhere, human trafficking happens everywhere, including in our own community.  Whether or not we recognize it, this is an issue we all touch on every day through both our professional and personal lives.


We are members of

  • Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA

  • United Against Human Trafficking Calcasieu Coalition

United Against Human Trafficking  Calcasieu Parish Coalition meetings take place every other month

Last Thursday of the Month

1 pm

United Way of Southwest Louisiana, 815 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, La 70601

anti trafficking flyer



Click here to view the Live Learning Session presentation pdf

Click here to view the Follow-Up Resources pdf

The event was co-facilitated by a team of survivor leaders who are experts in the anti-human trafficking movement. 


task_forceUnited Way of Southwest Louisiana is a member of the SWLA Human Trafficking Task Force

The SWLA Human Trafficking Task Force is comprised of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and local service agencies and non-profits working together to prevent sexual exploitation, and prosecute human trafficking cases in and around Calcasieu Parish. The mission of the task force is to identify, investigate, and prosecute those individuals responsible for human trafficking, all while providing quality social services to those who find themselves a victim to this horrendous crime.


United Against Human Trafficking Calcasieu ParishUnited Way of Southwest Louisiana is a member of the UAHT Coalition Calcasieu Parish

The UAHT Coalition Calcasieu Parish is a collaborative with stakeholders, policy makers and others interested in addressing the epidemic of human trafficking.