WATCH - Human Trafficking



Wayne Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition (WATCH) is a community initiative to bring awareness and resources to combat Human Trafficking in Wayne, Holmes and Ashland Counties.  

WATCH Mission Statement: To unite and engage professionals and community advocates to respond to all forms of human trafficking through increasing awareness and education while implementing an organized plan to deliver services to victims and prevent the future exploitation of vulnerable citizens.

WATCH meetings are held the third Monday of every other month at 10:00 a.m.  Meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom.  Sub-committee meetings met on the opposite months.

Follow WATCH on our Facebook page for information on human trafficking and WATCh events


If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline

   National Human Trafficking Hotline Toll-Free 1-888-373-7888 or Text: 233722



For a suspected juvenile victim, please contact your local Children’s Advocacy Center

 -  Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center (330) 262-1063


Resources - Click on name to be directed to their website

Polaris Project

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force 

Ohio Attorney General Human Trafficking Initiative

One Eighty Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-686-1122

Salvation Army Anti Human Trafficking Initiative

RAHAB Ministries

Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter Ashland

National Center of Missing and Exploited Children

Wayne County Resources Street Card 

Holmes County Resources Street Card


WATCH members are available for presentations, trainings, educational talks, etc. If you would like to host a presentation, please contact Lara Kiefer, WATCH Facilitator, at Children's Advocacy Center Executive Director at