The Link will be providing additional shelter and services to support youth sex trafficking victims during the 10 days surrounding the Super Bowl. Below are various ways that you can help. This is a problem 365 days a year and we thank you for your interest in joining the effort to end it.
Learn more about The Link’s Safe Harbor Services and the work that is being done around the Super Bowl:
Volunteering with The Link for the Super Bowl:
While we understand your interest in wanting to support this great work, volunteers will not be a part of street outreach during the time of the Super Bowl, or at any other time. Following the recommendation of experienced service providers, existing street outreach workers specialized for this population are the best resources to provide direct support during the time of the Super Bowl.
Your financial support is appreciated to produce outreach materials, printing, staff, and to keep the lights on so these organizations can continue doing their critically important work every day of the year. The Link is also offering an exciting fundraising and volunteer event during Sex Trafficking Prevention Month, January 11th from 3-5 pm at our Passageways Shelter and Housing program. Activities will include; tours, meal prep, writing postcards to state and local representatives, fund a need support, journal making (for survivors) and hearing from our youth survivor advisory board members about the work they have done around trafficking, The Super Bowl and our I am Priceless Campaign.
Sign up for additional volunteer opportunities here!
Passageways Community Awareness & Fundraising Event:
Join the conversation as you hear from The Link staff and survivors about the impact of sexual exploitation of youth and learn more about the programming located in Prior Lake, that is working to end it!
Activities will include; tours, meal prep, writing postcards to state and local representatives, fund a need support, journal making (for survivors) and hearing from our youth survivor advisory board members about the work they have done around trafficking, The Super Bowl and our I am Priceless Campaign.
This is a free community event. Donations made at this event will help The Link to carry on the critical work of providing trauma-informed care to youth victims of trafficking.
Thank you to all who attended and made this an amazing event!
Mayo Clinic and The Link joined forces to create riseupgifts.org in an effort to shine a light on sex trafficking in Minnesota communities and inspire people to make a difference. Through the Rise Up gift registry, you can give a gift of personal necessities to help victims of sex trafficking become survivors. The Link will distribute these items to people in need.
100% of your contribution will reach a victim. Gifts are made available to The Link at the time you give to distribute to victims at their immediate time of need.
“I Am Priceless”
The Link has launched I Am Priceless, a multi-channel public awareness campaign aimed at preventing young girls and boys (ages 10-14) from becoming sexually exploited. Thank you to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota made this campaign possible through their MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign.
We cannot do this work without you. Help provide supportive services for victims of trafficking by donating here.
Learn more about it in this article.