Sex trafficking is a devastating, locally prevalent, and under-addressed problem in New York City.


Globally, human trafficking is an estimated $150 billion industry. 98% of sex trafficking victims worldwide are female.

An estimated 403,000 people are being trafficked in the United States.

New York City is a gateway and one of the largest destinations for trafficked women in the country.

Right now in every borough, women are being forced into prostitution.


How does sex trafficking happen?

Traffickers lure women through deceptive job ads or false promises and exploit vulnerabilities such as immigration status, debt, education, language, or children to force women into commercial sex work.


Where does sex trafficking occur?


Illicit Massage

Hotel & Hospitality



Escort Services

Personal Sexual Servitude

Bars, Strip Clubs, & Cantinas


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Restore NYC is a leading anti-sex-trafficking organization in the United States.

We exist to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign-national survivors. Our entrepreneurial spirit, paired with a commitment to trauma-informed, survivor-centered, and culturally sensitive care, has made us a leader in the rapidly evolving anti-trafficking field.