Not a #Number is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development. Not a #Number uses a holistic approach focusing on respect, empathy, individual strengths, and the relationship between personal and societal pressures that create or increase vulnerabilities.
Effective prevention often starts by raising awareness of harmful stereotypes and attitudes that create vulnerabilities and keep youth from seeking help.
Through open conversations, engaging activities, the use of media, and opportunities for self-disclosure, participants will:
They give free, confidential, one-on-one support. You can call if you need someone to talk to, if you are in an emergency, or if you need any other help. For example, the hotline can connect you with agencies that can get you shelter, counseling, legal services, and other help.
You can also call the hotline if you are worried about a friend, family member, or anyone else who may be involved in “the life” or is receiving money, shelter, drugs, or anything else in exchange for sex.