LOGAN, Utah—The Malouf Foundation™ has announced several ways for organizations and community members to get involved during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This initiative is led by the U.S. Department of State and takes place every January to educate the public on human trafficking and how to identify and prevent this crime.
“We’re grateful to have an amazing network of retail partners who care deeply about this cause and continue to show their support,” said Kacie Malouf, co-founder and board chair of the Malouf Foundation™. “Business leaders have a huge influence on their communities and play a key role in the fight against sex trafficking and exploitation. We hope their passion and commitment will grow this month and throughout the year.”
Retailers can participate in Human Trafficking Prevention Month by supporting one of these Malouf Foundation™ programs.
OnWatch™ Training: OnWatch™ is a free digital training that teaches users how to spot, report and prevent sex trafficking in the United States. Through true survivor experiences, industry experts explain the key indicators of trafficking, as well as how users can support a survivor’s path to freedom.
The core OnWatch™ curriculum consists of 10 modules and takes about one hour to complete. Once finished, users receive a certificate of completion and social media badge to share with their friends and family. Additional modules are available for continued education.
To take the free training, visit IAmOnWatch.org.
Raise Digital App: Launched earlier this year by the Malouf Foundation™ and Impact Suite™, Raise is a free parenting app that addresses some of the most challenging issues children face in today’s digital world.
The app easily guides users through a series of lessons, which have been developed by experts, based on main areas of concern: parent-child relationships, screen-time balance, inappropriate content, cyberbullying and online predators.
Through Raise, users can also complete weekly check-ins and connect with other parents for support. Once parents complete these lessons, they are better prepared to navigate raising children in the digital world.
The app is available to download for free through the App Store or Google Play. Visit joinraise.com to learn more.
The Malouf Foundation™ also accepts donations through their website and the mail. Funds received during January will support anti-trafficking efforts through their OnWatch™ program, with a portion going toward national restorative care efforts for survivors. For more ways to get involved with the Malouf Foundation™, visit malouffoundation.org.
If you suspect trafficking in your community, report a tip to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “Info” to 233733. If you or someone else needs immediate help, call 9-1-1 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.
About the Malouf Foundation™
Formalized in 2016 and operating out of Logan, Utah, the Malouf Foundation™ is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to confronting child sexual exploitation, specifically sex trafficking and online abuse. The Foundation fulfills their mission by providing education through OnWatch™ and Smart Defense™; promoting healing through the Juniper Scholarship™, Rooms Restored™, and restorative care centers; and advocating for survivors through Heroes Landing™ and the "We Believe You" campaign. In January 2022, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation officially became a part of the Malouf Foundation™ to broaden the impact of both organizations. For more information or to make a donation, visit malouffoundation.org.