The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Wednesday:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 5th, 2022
Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking: #WearBlueDay, January 11th, 2022
#WearBlueDay is a National Day of Action during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January
Bloomington, Indiana – Annually, more than 20 million people around the world are being trafficked for labor and/or sex, and we need your support to help end human trafficking! Tuesday, January 11th, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and #WearBlueDay, and Middle Way House is inviting the community to wear blue to show their support for survivors of human trafficking and bring awareness to human trafficking in our community.
Be sure to post a selfie with you, your friends, and/or co-workers on social media wearing blue and use the hashtag #WearBlueDay and tag Middle Way House, @MiddleWayHouse, on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter!
The horrific injustice of human trafficking affects people of all genders, orientations, ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, classes, faiths, and abilities. Pledge to help end human trafficking and text WearBlue to 44-321 to donate today!
If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, Middle Way House is here for you on their confidential 24/7 help & crisis line, (812) 336-0846, and confidential help & crisis live chat, https://www.resourceconnect.com/mwh/chat. You are not alone, and you deserve to live a life free of violence. Middle Way House works closely with the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP) and Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (TVAP) to support survivors of human trafficking.
About Middle Way House
Since 1971, Middle Way House has been providing services to people in crisis. Today, Middle Way House provides emergency shelter, a 24/7 help & crisis line, on-scene advocacy, support services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking, transitional and permanent housing solutions for survivors and their families, legal advocacy, and education and prevention programs. Middle Way House serves six counties in southern Indiana (Monroe, Greene, Lawrence, Owen, Morgan, and Martin) and relies on a staff of 70 and a committed volunteer force to provide around-the-clock response and services to those experiencing abuse and assault. It is not necessary that an individual reside in our emergency shelter or transitional housing program to access most of our services. We believe, support, and affirm the identities of ALL survivors. For more information, please visit www.middlewayhouse.org.
Contact: Rachel Veronesi, Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Tel.: (812) 333-7404
Email: [email protected]“