Human trafficking survivor talks to WSC students
Posted: Jan 25 2023
WILLISTON, N.D. – January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, which means a commitment to protect and empower survivors of all forms of human trafficking, to prosecute traffickers, and to bring an end to human trafficking in the United States and around the world.
Recently, a human trafficking survivor came to Williston State College and told her story to students, staff, and faculty.
Krissi Moore, Human Trafficking Outreach Coordinator/ Case Manager, with the Williston Family Crisis Shelter, told of how she was abducted from her small Minnesota town in 2009, which led to a nine-year struggle, being trafficked all over the world. She told of the physical and emotional trauma she endured, and how she escaped.
Moore, looking back, told the audience on how she should’ve recognized the signs that she was being sought out to be trafficked, and went into detail about how one can stay vigilant and protect themselves from such a situation happening to them.
“My driven purpose is to help men, woman, and children to be safe, feel safe, and to allow them room to heal, as I help them in their case planning. I am hoping that my story will be an impact, and I am able to connect with others to support them by empowering them with resources, referrals, and applications so they can thrive through life as I have,” said Moore.
The Williston Family Crisis Shelter provides safe shelter, advocacy, counseling, referrals, and support to all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Our main mission is to empower the victims of the past and prevent the victims of the future
When asked how we, as a community, can help the Family Crisis Shelter, Moore said, “Moving forward I would ask for any drives to help with such things as pajamas, slippers, and socks. Also, hygiene products are always in demand.”
If interested in knowing more about the Williston Family Crisis Center, please contact Krissi Moore, Human Trafficking Outreach Coordinator/ Case Manager at 701.572.0757, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or their website at http://www.familycrisisshelter.com/.
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