Human Trafficking Response Program

With your help, we are training more staff, establishing more community partnerships and reaching more victims of human trafficking.

Human trafficking victims suffer from serious medical and mental health issues ranging from physical and sexual abuse to malnutrition and post-traumatic stress disorder. Yet a 2014 study found that 88 percent of trafficking survivors had contact with the health care system but were not identified as victims. At Dignity Health, we aim to change that.

We are already working to empower victims  

This system-wide initiative was launched in 2014 and is led by Holly Austin Gibbs, a nationally recognized advocate and former trafficking victim, as our program director. We have invested over $1 million to train 4,000 staff to recognize victims and provide trauma-informed care, and educated 400+ professionals from other health care systems about how best to assist victims.

Let your gift inspire hope for a safer world

We are committed to training more staff, establishing more community partnerships and reaching more victims of human trafficking. Now we need your support so we can expand this vital work. Your unrestricted gift in any amount is welcome and will be applied where the need is greatest. We also invite you to make a donation to support one of our four funding opportunities.

For more information, email Lisa Peckler or call 415.438.5527.

Make an Impact! Donate now.

Dignity Health employees are additionally invited to donate via  payroll deduction*. 

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Hear one survivor's story

Learn how Holly found hope and about the role she now plays on a national level in combating human trafficking.