SOAP Outreach to Hotels & Motels
The Coalition partners with SOAP (Save Our Adolescents From Prostitution) to organize outreaches to hotels and motels to help stop child sex trafficking. We mobilize volunteers to show posters of missing children to front desk staff, and deliver resources including free soap bars labeled with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number (888-3737-888).
The Coalition also educates volunteers on THE CODE (short for “The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism”), which is an industry-driven responsible tourism initiative with a mission to provide awareness, tools and support to the tourism industry in order to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.
The resource folders volunteers bring to hotels and motels include RED FLAG CARDS which have lists of possible indicators of sex trafficking that either front desk staff or housekeeping staff might notice, and include instructions on how to safely report suspicions of trafficking.
We have RED FLAG cards for both Front Desk staff and Housekeeping staff in EIGHT different languages, which can be downloaded below: