Impelled by our mission to restore right relationships the we, the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph are committed:
• To educate ourselves and others about the root causes, consequences and magnitude of human trafficking and slavery
• To minister to survivors of any form of human slavery
• To use our strength as consumers and investors to promote a just society that eliminates the incentives for human trafficking
• To advocate for just laws at all levels that punish traffickers, protect victims and prevent recidivism
• To be aware of, identify and report potential victims.
Just as the first Sisters of St. Joseph understood that their mission required them to come together to assess the needs of their neighborhood; and after deep listening, formulate plans for action to address those needs, and hold themselves accountable for how those plans impacted the world, the US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph seeks ways that they can act together to address this human suffering.
In the News
- Information on Human Trafficking at Sea - download here
- The National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea will be celebrated on Monday, May 23. The day is observed in conjunction with National Maritime Day in the United States, which has been celebrated since 1933, to recognize merchant mariners and others in the maritime industry. Read Press Release Here
- Watch the papers and television for human trafficking and related items like immigration. Take time to check out the different websites
- Read the monthly Stop Trafficking Newsletter
- Become educated regarding human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women.
- Educational Resources - Click Here
- UNANIMA - Out of a reported 4 million people who are trafficked annually 80% are women and girls - Read More
- LifeWay Network is one of only two organizations in the New York Metro area providing safe housing for women survivors of human trafficking. What sets LifeWay’s Safe Housing Program apart is its community living model. It goes beyond offering shelter by welcoming each woman into a supportive, caring environment that helps them recover from their trauma, regain their sense of self-worth, and enables them to move from isolation towards reclaiming their independence. - See more at: Click Here
- Trafficking Services - Comprehensive Guide
- Trafficking Referral Directory
Coalitions in which we participate:
- Catholic Sisters Encounter Human Trafficking - Global Coalition Map
- U.S. Map - Catholic Sisters Encounter Human Trafficking
- U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking -Mission Statement: U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery.
Statements we have issued
- Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Human Trafficking Corporate Voice Statement
- Sisters of St. Joseph, UN-NGO statement submitted in collaboration with other religious communities
- Boston Sisters of St. Joseph corporate stance against human trafficking
- Philadelphia Sisters of St. Joseph corporate stance against human trafficking
- Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange