Migrant working: childhood

Children who have migrated from their home country with or without their parents are highly susceptible to human rights violations. They are often forced to work in unsafe, unsanitary environments and face abuses that go largely unseen and unreported. Even if they aren’t put to work, they might have to go with their parents due to a lack of child care and still be exposed to environments that are dangerous for children.

The process of migrating and the work they perform can be traumatic. The trauma they experience puts them at a higher risk for health issues. Many children come to the United States as legal residents but have their papers taken from them until they expire. If traffickers are involved, they use threats of deportation to prevent their escape.

Find local resources to support these underrepresented employees.

Human trafficking resources

Children’s Network of Stark County

Helping to investigate and prosecute crimes against children.
213 Market Ave. N
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-1700

Hannah’s House 119

Mentoring for victims of human trafficking as well as young people at risk.
213 Nassau St.
East Canton, OH 44730
Phone: (330) 495-2970

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Report emergencies and cases of unsafe working conditions, health or safety violations.
Essex Place, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd.
Suite 203
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 447-4194

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

Working to identify victims, prosecute human trafficking crimes and provide support to human trafficking survivors. Visit online to learn more.

Partners Against Trafficking of Humans Stark County

Volunteers working together to raise awareness, education and advocacy to protect and serve local victims of human trafficking. Learn more on Facebook.
800 Market Ave. N
Suite 1150
Canton, OH 44702

RAHAB Ministries

RAHAB is a faith-based ministry devoted to rescuing & restoring victims trafficked into sexual slavery & exploitation in NE Ohio. Drop-In Centers
  • Canton (914 Sandal Place NE, Canton, OH 44703)
  • North Canton (4350 Portage St., North Canton, OH 44720)
914 Sandal Place NE
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: 330-388-5286
Law enforcement

To report local cases of human trafficking, contact law enforcement near you:

Alliance Police Department

470 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-9140
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Canton Police Department

221 3rd St. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Non-emergency: (330) 649-5800
Non-emergency: (330) 649-5800
Information: (330) 489-3100
Information: (330) 489-3100
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Jackson Township Police Department

7383 Fulton Dr. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-1553
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Massillon Police Department

2 James Duncan Plz.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-9811
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Perry Township Police Department

622 Genoa Ave. SW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 478-5121
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Stark County Sherriff’s Office

4500 Atlantic Blvd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 430-3800
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911
Helpful links

Forced Labor, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Statistics, news and resources collected by the International Labor Organization.

Human Trafficking Task Force Outreach Toolkit

Resources to support service providers and law enforcement as they help to combat forced labor and human trafficking.

Labor Trafficking Guide

Statistics, resources and volunteer opportunities from the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

National Human Trafficking Hotline Resources

Find referral sources and download helpful education guides on human trafficking and child labor.

Polaris Project

Resources and legislation to support children as they reclaim their freedom from modern slavery.

Stark County Family Court

Supporting the rights of young people who have been affected by child labor, sexual exploitation or another form of human trafficking.

Child Labor Laws

Find frequently asked questions, fact sheets, news and more from the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.