Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

To provide a combination of direct services, research, advocacy, and training that combats human trafficking and empowers survivors to heal and rebuild their lives.   

The center has served more than 100 survivors of sex and labor trafficking since it opened in 2016, and has attracted $2.5 million in public and private funding.

The first systematic, university-based effort to provide comprehensive legal, social, economic empowerment, mental health, and medical services to victims of human trafficking, the center draws on the combined resources and the wide range of disciplines of UMCP and UMB. Nine schools and colleges are engaged, and 50 students have served internships at the center.

New programs include after-hours and weekend crisis intervention and an economic empowerment program developed with support from UMCP’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Located along the I-95 corridor in an area known as a hub for human trafficking, the center serves victims in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties and, through a new state grant, is expected to expand to Washington County, which also is battling a high rate of trafficking.


Read more: SAFE Center: Helping the Vulnerable

Click the link below to the Center’s 2018 annual report published August 2018.



Safe Center for Human Trafficking Survivors


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