Laura Cusack brings us to tears and shocks us that human trafficking occurs right under our noses. Understand the signs of someone who may be a victim of human trafficking and learn how you can help.

About the speaker

Florida ranks 3rd in the nation for human trafficking and this month’s speaker, Laura Cusack, is fighting hard to change that!

Laura is the Human Trafficking Prevention and Education Coordinator at Place of Hope. In addition to this important position, Laura currently runs prevention and support groups for teenage girls, oversees Palm Beach County’s Hope Campaign which helps identify missing children and promotes the National Human Trafficking Hotline. She received her Masters in Social Work at FAU which guided her to help at-risk youth in inner city and residential treatment settings, and provide direct services to human trafficking victims.

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There are people who have been handed different life situations that we weren’t born into, and until you look at it from their perspective, you won’t see all the solutions that are there to try to help them. You have to put yourself in their shoes. — Laura Cusack

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