Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative Our mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, prayer, partnerships, intervention, and victim services.
Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NOVA HTI) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization based out of Northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiatives (NOVA HTI)] mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, advocacy, prayer, and victim services. We are a 501(c)(3) organization based in Northern Virginia. Find out more about us, and see how you can get involved, at: www.novahti.com

Mission: Our mission is to eradicate human trafficking locally through awareness, prayer, partnerships, intervention, and victim services.

This is a great article about the Complex PTSD that trafficking victims suffer. Thank you to all of our volunteers, supp...
07/05/2019
What Goes on in a Trafficking Survivor's Mind? - Exodus Cry

This is a great article about the Complex PTSD that trafficking victims suffer. Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters and Ambassadors for helping us with our work at NOVA-HTI. You make It possible for us to care for these survivors!

“Sex trafficking is by far one of the most catastrophic forms of complex trauma this world has ever seen. The survivors who make it out are left with a lifetime of emotional construction to clean up. The process of recovery is painful and brutal at times, but it’s also strikingly beautiful and remarkable to witness.” #faithjusticefreedom #endhumantrafficking https://exoduscry.com/blog/general/what-goes-on-in-a-trafficking-survivors-mind/

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent diagnosis’ trafficking and prostitution survivors are faced with after leaving a life of sexual exploitation. PTSD, simply put, is the result of trauma. From the physical torture and emotional manipulation often inflicted by the pi...

07/02/2019

One of our biggest needs is gas cards ($25-30) to give clients so they can to get to work, school, and appointments. 🔻 If you are interested in helping NOVA-HTI provide gas cards for clients, please email [email protected]. THANK YOU! #faithjusticefreedom

Thank you to everyone who helped us paint our new offices on Saturday. Special shout-outs to Christian Fellowship Church...
07/01/2019
Welcome to Arc Aspicio

Thank you to everyone who helped us paint our new offices on Saturday. Special shout-outs to Christian Fellowship Church, Vienna Presbyterian Church, and an area consulting firm, Arc Aspicio! www.arcaspicio.com

Arc Aspicio is an information technology and management consulting company that focuses on homeland security and intelligence. Arc Aspicio is building a community that promotes collaboration, continuous learning, innovation, and intelligence to improve homeland security.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! ➡️ Saturday morning, 8 a.m. we need volunteers to help us move offices across the street. Address...
06/28/2019

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! ➡️ Saturday morning, 8 a.m. we need volunteers to help us move offices across the street. Address: 11440 Isaac Newton Square, North, Reston VA. We
will be at the loading dock on the side of the building. No heavy furniture, just lighter items! Thank you!

A huge "thank you!" to all 22 volunteers that gave up time on a Saturday to help us paint our new Drop-In Center today! ...
06/22/2019

A huge "thank you!" to all 22 volunteers that gave up time on a Saturday to help us paint our new Drop-In Center today! No doubt the survivors we serve will enjoy this new space.

Next Saturday, June 29th, is moving day and we need some strong folks to help us move. We will begin at 8 am, and also need people with a truck and/or dolly. The address is 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston.
Contact [email protected] if you can help.

Nearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation “Broken Heart” #endhumantrafficking
06/17/2019
Nearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation “Broken Heart”

Nearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation “Broken Heart” #endhumantrafficking

The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of almost 1,700 suspected online child sex offenders during a two-month, nationwide operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children task forces. The task forces identified 308 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed ch...

A few members of our team attended the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Global Summit last week to learn about all...
06/17/2019

A few members of our team attended the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Global Summit last week to learn about all types of sexual exploitation and how to collaborate to see it end, with 15 countries represented. #endhumantrafficking www.novahti.com

Our partners are so important to our work! Meet Lillian Ryals, our new Partner Engagement Coordinator. 🔻 As part of o...
06/13/2019

Our partners are so important to our work! Meet Lillian Ryals, our new Partner Engagement Coordinator. 🔻 As part of our new Partner Engagement Program, we offered partners a van tour of areas where we are seeing trafficking occur. One of our partners had this to say, "The NOVA-HTI staff was professional and discerning in bringing us into
the stories that are behind the evil. Seeing the places made the experience more realistic and moving. We now have a greater understanding and more heartfelt prayers for the victims, as well as the perpetrators." #endhumantrafficking www.novahti.com

06/07/2019

Join our Executive Director, Kay Duffield, this Sunday as she speaks during the Minute for Witness at Vienna Presbyterian Church (VPC). You are also invited to the luncheon after church (12:15 pm - 1:00 pm) as Kay shares about the scope of human trafficking in Northern Virginia, the work NOVA-HTI is doing, and the opportunities to be involved. Vienna Presbyterian Church > 124 Park St, NE Vienna, VA 22180

Last month we had a packed room in Georgetown South in Manassas. Andrea presented our 101 presentation in Spanish. We we...
06/05/2019

Last month we had a packed room in Georgetown South in Manassas. Andrea presented our 101 presentation in Spanish. We were told that gang activity has increased in this area since January. It's awesome that this community came out to be educated on this important issue. 🔻 Would your community, organization, or church like to know more about human trafficking? Request a NOVA-HTI speaker for your group. ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/requestaspeaker

Check out this documentary on PBS for those who are interested in learning more about the reality of the sick but boomin...
05/31/2019
Sex Trafficking in America

Check out this documentary on PBS for those who are interested in learning more about the reality of the sick but booming industry of sex trafficking. #endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom www.NOVAHTI.com

Sex Trafficking in America tells the unimaginable stories of young women coerced into prostitution – and follows one police unit that’s committed to rooting it out.

Thank you to Loudoun Now for sharing our story, and highlighting this important community issue. #endhumantrafficking
05/28/2019
Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking a Worldwide, Local Issue

Thank you to Loudoun Now for sharing our story, and highlighting this important community issue. #endhumantrafficking

After three years dealing with “sore and exhausted” bodies caused by forced sexual encounters with 10-20 men each day, women victimized by a commercial sex ring in Sterling escaped their captors in summer 2018, but more than likely are back at it again elsewhere—involved in the often-misconcei...

"It was a chilly, winter evening in Herndon, VA, as I sat in the backseat of an SUV. I was on a stakeout with a few frie...
05/24/2019

"It was a chilly, winter evening in Herndon, VA, as I sat in the backseat of an SUV. I was on a stakeout with a few friends, waiting to see if any men would head into the illicit massage parlor to solicit sex from trafficked women." 🔻 In case you missed this blog, read more here ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/justice-summit-blog #endhumantrafficking

A client we have worked with for 3 years and was trafficked as a child recently found out that someone close to her was ...
05/23/2019

A client we have worked with for 3 years and was trafficked as a child recently found out that someone close to her was being sexually exploited. She immediately went to police to file a report. She said," I am not going to let what happened to me happen to anyone else." We are so proud of her! #faithjusticefreedom

During phone outreach this month, volunteers calling women who are posted on sex service websites reported several encou...
05/22/2019

During phone outreach this month, volunteers calling women who are posted on sex service websites reported several encouraging conversations in which the women were receptive. This is very exciting as we continue to plant seeds and let women know we are available to assist them when they are ready. 🔻 Learn more about how to get involved: https://www.novahti.com/ambassador-program

Thanks to the trusted relationship between mentor and client, we were told that our client’s trafficker resurfaced.  W...
05/21/2019

Thanks to the trusted relationship between mentor and client, we were told that our client’s trafficker resurfaced. Without delay, we took steps to get her safe and out of his reach. Law enforcement immediately opened an investigation, and hours later we were packing up our client’s belongings and moving her to a nearby shelter to ensure her safety. Learn more about the work we do ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/victim-services #endhumantrafficking #faithjusticefreedom

We have many opportunities to get involved in the issue of human trafficking in Northern Virginia, from our prayer team,...
05/14/2019

We have many opportunities to get involved in the issue of human trafficking in Northern Virginia, from our prayer team, to being an ambassador for the cause. 🔻 Interested in getting updates about NOVA-HTI? You can subscribe here: https://www.novahti.com/newsletters-updates

Last week we received a call about an illicit massage parlor near our office. Within a few minutes, 5 team members were ...
05/10/2019
About NOVA-HTI — NOVA-HTI

Last week we received a call about an illicit massage parlor near our office. Within a few minutes, 5 team members were mobilized and praying on site, as well as speaking to the women inside. 1 John 3:8 🔻 Learn more about our mission ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/about-novahti

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NOVA-HTI) exists to eradicate sex and labor  trafficking in Northern Virginia.

As far back as humanity goes, people have bought, sold, traded and enslaved other people. We thought it was over. "We ar...
05/08/2019

As far back as humanity goes, people have bought, sold, traded and enslaved other people. We thought it was over. "We are smarter than that now," we say to ourselves. Unfortunately, slavery is not over. It's a billion dollar industry worldwide. How many slaves work for you? Take the survey to find out your own slavery footprint. ➡️ https://slaveryfootprint.org/ #endhumantrafficking #fashionrevolution

Join our Executive Director, Kay Duffield, and Connie Warasila, from our Speakers Bureau, Sunday morning at 10 am at Gre...
05/04/2019

Join our Executive Director, Kay Duffield, and Connie Warasila, from our Speakers Bureau, Sunday morning at 10 am at Greenwich Presbyterian Church.

Greenwich Presbyterian Church • 15305 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville, Virginia 20181

Human trafficking is a REAL problem in Northern Virginia. One of our driving passions is to provide trafficking victims ...
05/01/2019

Human trafficking is a REAL problem in Northern Virginia. One of our driving passions is to provide trafficking victims with the help they need not only to survive, but THRIVE. Learn more about the services we provide our clients. 🔻 https://www.novahti.com/victim-services #faithjusticefreedom

Thank you to everyone who attended our Justice Summit this year. We had a wonderful time, and we are encouraged by all o...
04/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our Justice Summit this year. We had a wonderful time, and we are encouraged by all of you who are in the fight with us to end human trafficking. Interested in getting more involved at NOVA-HTI? Learn more about becoming an Ambassador: https://www.novahti.com/ambassador-program #faithjusticefreedom

There is still a chance to be a part of our Buyer Outreach Training for men on May 11th! MEN, this is your chance to be ...
04/23/2019

There is still a chance to be a part of our Buyer Outreach Training for men on May 11th! MEN, this is your chance to be part of disrupting the human trafficking demand in Northern Virginia.

For more information visit novahti.com/upcoming-events

He is Risen! Happy Easter. 🙏🏼
04/21/2019

He is Risen! Happy Easter. 🙏🏼

"While the eyes of the basketball world were focused on the court at U.S. Bank Stadium, some were attempting to hide in ...
04/18/2019
Final Four sex trafficking sting operation leads officials to 58 arrests in Minneapolis

"While the eyes of the basketball world were focused on the court at U.S. Bank Stadium, some were attempting to hide in the shadows of our great community, trafficking and exploiting women and girls, inflicting unimaginable physical and emotional harm, and profiting from pain," St. Paul police chief Todd Axtell told Sports Illustrated

More attention is being drawn to the problem of sex trafficking at large sporting events. Keep the conversation going! #endhumantrafficking

Police say 47 people were booked on probable cause of felony solicitation of a minor

We have a brand new opportunity for you to get on the front lines of stopping the demand of human trafficking! We have a...
04/16/2019

We have a brand new opportunity for you to get on the front lines of stopping the demand of human trafficking! We have a team of men that reach out to the buyers who are enslaved in addiction to invite them into freedom. But we need your help!

Join us on May 11 at Christ Community Church for a buyer outreach training for men..

Optional breakfast is at 7:30 and training begins at 8:30.

Register for this free event today at novahti.com/upcoming-events

Have you signed up for the Justice Summit Van Tour yet? We have 10 SPOTS LEFT!This tour is of the greater Herndon area w...
04/11/2019

Have you signed up for the Justice Summit
Van Tour yet?

We have 10 SPOTS LEFT!

This tour is of the greater Herndon area where commercial sexual exploitation is actively happening, including residences, hotels, schools and other "main-stream" areas in Northern Virginia!

If you would like to attend, sign up during registration at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nova-hti-justice-summit-tickets-52102046624

Thank you to Falls Church Girl Scout senior troop #3515 who came by our Drop-In Center for a tour. They have been collec...
04/08/2019

Thank you to Falls Church Girl Scout senior troop #3515 who came by our Drop-In Center for a tour. They have been collecting supplies for survivors in need. Are you interested in getting involved? ➡️ https://www.novahti.com/ambassador-program

We offer services to many clients who are trying to have a normal life after trafficking. 🔻 A recent success story in...
04/04/2019

We offer services to many clients who are trying to have a normal life after trafficking. 🔻 A recent success story involved the simple task of getting a drivers license. Our case manager provided a practice driving course so that a client could feel ready to take her test. Because this survivor was trafficked at such a YOUNG age, she was not able to do the things that the average teenage gets to do...like learn how to drive. She was nervous about taking this next step, but she went on to pass her test! She was able to get a car so that she could go to work and provide for herself. #faithjusticefreedom #endhumantrafficking Learn more: https://www.novahti.com/victim-services

Have you thought about joining the fight against human trafficking? A NOVA-HTI Ambassador is someone who carries the cau...
04/03/2019

Have you thought about joining the fight against human trafficking? A NOVA-HTI Ambassador is someone who carries the cause of eradicating human trafficking into communities through awareness and prayer. Learn more➡️ https://www.novahti.com/ambassador-program #carrythecause #faithjusticefreedom

We are getting so excited for our upcoming Justice Summit on April 26-27! Our guests include Will Cravens of Bridge Comm...
04/01/2019

We are getting so excited for our upcoming Justice Summit on April 26-27! Our guests include Will Cravens of Bridge Community Church & Will Herron of Holy Trinity Church Band. Join us to learn how we can fight human trafficking in Northern Virginia. #faithjusticefreedom Register ➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nova-hti-justice-summit-tickets-52102046624

Missed our segment on Good News For The City yesterday? It's not too late! Tune in TONIGHT at 9PM  on WAVA 105.1FM, and ...
03/31/2019

Missed our segment on Good News For The City yesterday? It's not too late!

Tune in TONIGHT at 9PM on WAVA 105.1FM, and online at www.goodnewsforthecity.com and www.wava.com.

You'll learn more about human trafficking, our new buyer outreach program and the Justice Summit coming up April 26th and 27th!

Our very own Will Cravens and Chelsey Treviño will be featured this weekend on Good News For The City! They'll be discu...
03/29/2019

Our very own Will Cravens and Chelsey Treviño will be featured this weekend on Good News For The City!

They'll be discussing human trafficking, our new buyer outreach initiative and the 2019 Justice Summit. Don't miss this!

Air Times: Saturday 5:30pm & Sunday 9pm on WAVA 105.1FM, and online at www.goodnewsforthecity.com and www.wava.com

Our case manager, Bella has been collecting a list of needs that current survivors have, which federal programs/checks h...
03/27/2019

Our case manager, Bella has been collecting a list of needs that current survivors have, which federal programs/checks have not been able to cover this month for a variety of reasons. ➡️ We have an Amazon Wish List that is the best way to easily get these products to our clients that are in need of care and attention from the local community. Interested in covering needs that may not be on the list? Email: [email protected]. You can also drop off items at our office. Thank you! #faithjusticefreedom > https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/25WPEZO5PGUYH/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

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