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SOAP Up Union & Essex Counties

  • Kent Place School (Hyde & Watson Theatre) 42 Norwood Avenue Summit, NJ, 07901 United States (map)

Help save local missing kids and prevent sex trafficking in our state by making hotels and motels aware of how to spot trafficked victims. 

THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY TRAINING OPEN TO ALL, WITH OPTIONAL OUTREACH MOBILIZATION.

Pre-registration for both observers and participants is essential. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE END TIME WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE DISTANCE EACH TEAM WILL TRAVEL TO HOTELS IN UNION & ESSEX COUNTIES - 5PM IS AN APPROXIMATE TIME. 

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Hear from Trafficking Survivor and S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) founder, Theresa Flores, about her experiences, and what we can all do to help save kids being trafficked in our local areas.

After a 2+ hour training, you will be organized into teams of 2-4. Each team will visit at least 4 hotels/motels in Union & Essex Counties. Teams will take posters with photos of missing kids to show front desk staff: explain the warning signs of sex trafficking; and to many offer free bars of soap labeled with the national human trafficking hotline number.  Teams will set off at approximately 3:30pm and should have outreach visits at approximately 5pm. It is not necessary to return to the training venue - outreach reports are photographed and emailed to the Coalition. 

This event is open to adults and youth. The training portion (up to 3:30pm) is suitable for ages 13 and up. The outreach mobilization is suitable for ages 18 and up (16-17 yr olds can attend the mobilization with a signed waiver). Community Service Certificates are available for students.

FAQs can be found on the registration page